Woman Critically Injured In Northeast Philadelphia Fire

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a building fire in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday morning.

The fire started at about 10:30 a.m. inside a residence in the 8900 block of Frankford Avenue in the city’s Torresdale section.

According to fire officials, a 50-year-old woman was removed from the building and rushed to Aria Health’s Torresdale Division in critical condition. She reportedly suffered second and third degree burns on 60 percent of her body.

Firefighters were able to place the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Reported By Steve Beck, CBSPhilly.com

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  • Timothy Wilson

    This woman is my mother and what this article doesn’t tell you is an off duty police officer with one lung was driving by, jumped out of his car and rushed in to try to save my mom, and risked his life. Whoever you are Thank you, you are a real life Hero. And Thanks to the Fire Department for getting there so fast and saving her life as she and the police officer were trapped inside of the apartment. This is exactly why we should not cut Police or Fire Departments! Everyone please pray for her that she recovers and heals.

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