By Wakisha Bailey

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.  

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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.

Fire In Philadelphia's East Mount Airy Section Leaves 9-Year-Old Child Critically Injured, Officials Say

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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.

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The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Wakisha Bailey