Video: Fire Rips Through Philadelphia Apartment

WEST PHILADELPHIA (MyFoxPhilly) – An early morning fire ripped  through a West Philadelphia apartment building sending a resident and a fire fighter to the hospital and leaving dozens homeless.

It happened in the 100 block of 62nd Street just before midnight Thursday evening.

Heavy flames shot from the third floor of the 4-story building when fire crews arrived on the scene.

It took more than an hour and a half to get the second alarm fire under control at 1:08am.

66 residents checked in for the night and in the care of the Red Cross. The organization has opened a shelter with OEM at Sayre Junior High School located at 5800 Walnut Street.

Red Paw, an emergency pet relief organization, are caring for displaced pets. So far, they have 2 cats and 2 turtles rescued from the building.

Two people, a resident and a firefighter were taken to University of Pennsylvania for minor injuries. They are in stable condition.

Fire officials are working on finding out what caused the fire.

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