PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A 74-year-old man has died following an apartment house fire in the 1100 block of south 19th street in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.
The fire was reported just before 11:30 Wednesday night.READ MORE: Triple Shooting In West Oak Lane Leaves Man Dead, 2 Women Exiting Funeral Services At Church Injured, Philadelphia Police Say
Fire investigators say the man tried to escape flames by jumping from a third-floor window to a second-floor roof area.READ MORE: East Coventry Police Officer That Helped 2 Kids Escape Chester County House Fire Opens Up About Incident
The victim was rushed to Pennsylvania Hospital where he was pronounced dead of a possible heart attack just after midnight.
One firefighter suffered a minor injury in the blaze which remains under investigation.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: 90's Arrive For Memorial Day
Reported by Al Novack, KYW Newsradio