PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A home in Philadelphia’s East Mount Airy section caught fire on Sunday morning and left a child critically injured. Officials tell Eyewitness News that the child is only 9-years-old.
Witnesses at the fire say as the house was burning people ran back inside to save what they could.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer Has Strong Message For Son's Killers After Hyram Hill Killed In Targeted Shooting
Fire officials are wrapping up on the scene, and there is one police car guarding the home until it’s boarded up. A fire marshall is also still on-site.Manor College Students Past, Present 'Very Angry And Frustrated' About Ukraine-Russia Tensions
Fire officials tell Eyewitness News they received reports of a fire just before 1:30 a.m. at Horrter Street. The 9-year-old was transported to St. Christopher’s Hospital where he remains in critical condition
CBS3 has been told that a couple of families were also displaced due to the fire.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Officer Injured After Being Dragged By Vehicle During Traffic Stop: Police
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.