1 dead, 1 injured after house fire in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- One person is dead and another is injured following a fire in a Port Richmond home early Monday.

The fire broke out around 1 a.m. on the 2500 block of Edgemont Street.

Firefighters said flames were showing throughout the 3-story row house when they arrived. Several people had to be rescued from the burning building.

A 40-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The woman, who jumped from a second-floor window, succumbed to her injuries at about 2:30 a.m., authorities said.

The fire burned for about a half-hour before firefighters got it under control.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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