Neighbor helps family escape fire in North Philadelphia

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A quick-thinking neighbor helped save a family from a fast-moving fire in North Philadelphia. (WPVI)

A quick-thinking neighbor helped save a family from a fast-moving fire in North Philadelphia.

It broke out at 2:00 a.m. Monday in the 2600 block of North 18th Street.

A neighbor smelled smoke, saw the house was on fire and helped a man and woman inside escape.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within 20 minutes.

A young boy suffered smoke inhalation and needed oxygen at the scene.

There was no immediate word what sparked the blaze.

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