Two Hospitalized After Jumping From Burning Fairmount Home
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men are in the hospital after jumping from a burning three-story home in Fairmount Saturday morning, according to police.
Police responded to the blaze located in the 600 block of North 21st street a little before 4 a.m. The fire spread to nearby homes, displacing about eight residents, police say.
“Before I could do anything, the flames just started jumping onto our side and the smoke just took over the back of the house,” said Wolfgange Hucke, a neighbor.
Two victims, a 26-year-old and 29-year-old male, jumped from the windows and were transported to nearby hospitals to be treated for wounds sustained in the fall.
Neither of the victims suffered severe burn injuries and are listed in stable condition.
Despite heavy winds, the fire was quickly placed under control at about 3:42 a.m. Police continue to investigate the cause of the incident, but say it does not look suspicious.
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