PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Two men are in the hospital after jumping from a burning three-story home in Fairmount Saturday morning, according to police.
Police responded to the blaze located in the 600 block of North 21st street a little before 4 a.m. The fire spread to nearby homes, displacing about eight residents, police say.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer Has Strong Message For Son's Killers After Hyram Hill Killed In Targeted Shooting
“Before I could do anything, the flames just started jumping onto our side and the smoke just took over the back of the house,” said Wolfgange Hucke, a neighbor.
Two victims, a 26-year-old and 29-year-old male, jumped from the windows and were transported to nearby hospitals to be treated for wounds sustained in the fall.READ MORE: Manor College Students Past, Present 'Very Angry And Frustrated' About Ukraine-Russia Tensions
Neither of the victims suffered severe burn injuries and are listed in stable condition.
Despite heavy winds, the fire was quickly placed under control at about 3:42 a.m. Police continue to investigate the cause of the incident, but say it does not look suspicious.
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