PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Residents of a retirement community in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia had to evacuate Saturday after a fire broke out in the home’s basement, according to authorities.
The fire started around 5 p.m. at Hayes Manor Retirement Residence located on the 2200 block of Belmont Avenue.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Residents Facing Fines For Piled Up Curbside Trash As Pickups Delayed
Firefighters placed the blaze under control within a half hour.READ MORE: Sixers Force Game 7 With Gritty Road Win Over Hawks
Residents are being sheltered in another part of the building that wasn’t affected by the fire.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Dirt Bike-Riding Suspect In West Philadelphia Deadly Shooting
There’s no word yet if anybody was injured as of late Saturday night. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.