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3 Injured In Kensington House Fire

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By Jenn Bernstein

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Three people were sent to Temple University Hospital after a fire broke out in the 2900 block of Frankford Avenue in the Kensington section of the city Tuesday morning.

The Colon family was fast asleep, when their eldest son Jaime woke up to the smell of smoke.

“I looked out my window and it was all fogged up, you couldn’t see anything outside of the window,” said Jaime. “It was all white smoke and you saw a big black cloud behind it.”

A fire ripped through a set of row homes.

Jamie says he then heard a woman standing on the street calling to two other women, trapped on the third floor of the middle row home.

They were desperate to escape the intensifying flames.

“Two of them jumped from the window and then I immediately called the fire department of course,” said Jaime. “It wasn’t good to see, because as soon as they hit the ground, you could tell they were still conscious, but you could tell it was painful.”

One other man was pulled from the home.

The Red Cross is assisting three displaced families and the Red Paw Relief Team is taking care of a displaced pet rabbit.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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