Fire Breaks Out At North Philadelphia Shelter
By Steve Beck
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Approximately 100 people were evacuated after a fire at a shelter in Philadelphia early Monday morning.
The fire was first reported at about 4:30 a.m. at a shelter in the 2600 block of North Broad Street in North Philadelphia.
The building is a former train station that was converted into a shelter.
The fire, which was located on the second floor of the building, was placed under control by about 4:45 a.m.
There were reports of two injuries — one for smoke inhalation and another for an individual that fell while evacuating.
The majority of the residents were allowed back in the building at about 5:30 a.m. Temporary shelters have been set up for some residents who could not return because of damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.