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Fire Rips Through Home In West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fire ripped through a home in West Philadelphia on Saturday morning, displacing a score of residents on one of the coldest days this winter.

Flames broke out around 9 a.m. near 62nd and Arch Streets and quickly grew to three alarms.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control a short time later.

There was no word on any injuries but the American Red Cross was assisting 20 residents in need of food, clothing and shelter as a result of the fire.

There was no immediate word of what sparked the fire.


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