Man leaps from burning home

April 4, 2009 7:08:01 AM PDT
A late night fire in Germantown put a man in a dicey situation - jump out of a window, or die in a fire.

The fire broke out in a rowhome on the 500 block of Herman Street.

Strong wind was fanning the flames. They spread so fast, that a man had to leap from a second floor window. He survived, but is hospitalized at Einstein.

The fire damaged several adjoining homes.

A family pet died in the ferocious blaze.

Investigators have not said what sparked the fire.

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