PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One person is dead and another was injured after a fire tore through a rowhome in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon neighborhood. Video from an eyewitness shows firefighters on the scene on Sumac Street, just off Ridge Avenue, around 11 p.m. Sunday.
Crews confirm they found a 75-year-old man dead on the third floor.Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
Investigators say there was a lot of clutter in the home which led to a difficult firefight.READ MORE: South Philadelphia Shooting Leaves 2 Men Injured: Police
“We want to just let everybody know to call 311 for smoke alarms, that’s all the things that we’ve been preaching. The commissioner has talked about us having a fire problem in the city,” Philadelphia Fire Department Capt. Derek Bowmer said.
A fire official says there were no working smoke alarms in the home. Crews are still working to confirm the cause.MORE NEWS: Man Shot 5 Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say