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Fire Breaks Out At Philadelphia Retirement Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Residents of a retirement community in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia had to evacuate Saturday after a fire broke out in the home’s basement, according to authorities.

The fire started around 5 p.m. at Hayes Manor Retirement Residence located on the 2200 block of Belmont Avenue.

Firefighters placed the blaze under control within a half hour.

Residents are being sheltered in another part of the building that wasn’t affected by the fire.

There’s no word yet if anybody was injured as of late Saturday night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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