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Woman Jumps From Second Floor Window Of Burning Home In Point Breeze

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Rescue crews were called to the scene of a fire in Center City on Saturday where a woman apparently jumped from a window to save herself.

The blaze broke out shortly before noon at a home in the 1700 block of South 22nd Street in the city’s Point Breeze neighborhood.

Officials say firefighters arrived to heavy flames coming from the second floor of the home. That’s where, according to neighbors, an unidentified woman in her 30’s, jumped from a window to escape the fire.

Authorities say the woman suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her condition was not immediately known.

The fire was placed under control a short time later.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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