HADDONFIELD, N.J. (CBS/AP) – A fast-moving house fire in Haddonfield, Camden County has injured a young girl and an adult. Flames broke out in the two-story home on Walnut Street, near Lincoln Avenue, around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The home quickly became engulfed in smoke and flames, but firefighters were soon able to bring the blaze under control.READ MORE: 'Video Music Box' Founder, Hip Hop Influencer Ralph McDaniels Shares His Journey In New Showtime Documentary: 'This Music Is Really Powerful'
The 6-year-old girl and the adult were both being treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Their names have not been released and it wasn’t immediately clear if they are related.
A man was seen taken out of the home on a stretcher.
Eyewitness News spoke with one of the homeowners who says the man burned his feet trying to help his family.READ MORE: What We Know About 17-Year-Old Latif Williams, Wanted For Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
“He got his elderly parents visiting from India and his wife and child, and his other child was on an overnight somewhere so then he got them all out but then he burned his feet coming out the front door, I believe,” homeowner Katherine Donch told Eyewitness News.
She says her husband and her were able to make it out safely.
“I was sound asleep. My husband was in his office, for some reason, and he came and told me to get out, which I did. And we walked out without anything,” she said.
Donch also said a neighbor reported hearing a pop and believes it was a transformer exploding. Officials have not confirmed if that is the cause of the fire.MORE NEWS: Most Popular Dog And Cat Names Of 2021: Is Your Pet's Name On The List?
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