2 women, man escape house fire in Tioga-Nicetown

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Two women in their 80s and a man, along with a family pet managed to escape a burning house in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown neighborhood. (WPVI)

Two elderly women and a man, along with a family pet managed to escape a burning house in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown neighborhood.

The fire started after 7 a.m. Saturday on the 1500 block of West Courtland Street.

Firefighters responded after a report of a fire with two women in their 80s trapped inside.

The women escaped the flames and were checked by medics at the scene.

A younger man and a dog also made it out OK.

The victims all appear to be OK. They are keeping warm at a neighbor's home.

Crews were able to get the blaze under control within 15 minutes.

The fire was contained inside a second-floor middle bedroom.

There is no word on what caused the blaze.

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