Grandmother, Children Rescued in Philadelphia Rowhome Fire

A woman and two children were rescued from a fire believed to be arson in Philadelphia’s Bridesburg neighborhood.
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(Philadelphia Fire Department)

Three hurt in possible arson in Bridesburg neighborhood

FOX 29 Philadelphia with permission

PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) – Fire investigators say a fire that tore through a Bridesburg rowhome and critically injured a woman and sent two children to the hospital may have been intentionally started.

Firefighters from the Philadelphia Fire Department were called to the 2200 block of Kennedy Street around 2 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a fire at a rowhome. Officials said the fire was placed under control within 20 minutes.

A woman in her 50s was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital in critical condition, according to firefighters. A 10-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl were treated for smoke inhalation at St. Christophers and are expected to be ok.

A fourth victim is believed to have escaped the fire unharmed.

Investigators have not said what may have sparked the fire, only that it’s being investigated as a possible arson.

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