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Phila. firefighter hospitalized after blaze

A Philadelphia firefighter is hospitalized after a close call on the job.

July 2, 2011 12:26:35 PM PDT
A Philadelphia firefighter is hospitalized after a close call on the job.

The firefighter responded to a call at 52nd and Walton in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

He suffered burns to his neck while battling the blaze. The firefighter was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is listed in stable condition.

The firefighter's name has not been released.

One person inside the home at the time of the fire managed to escape safely. The fire damaged the second floor of the home.