NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Four families are homeless after a fire ripped through an apartment building in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia.
The first started at the Excelsior Condos on the 2000 block of Welsh Road around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Flames spread to a second floor apartment and burned through the roof.
Two other apartments suffered extensive smoke and water damage.
A couple in their 70s who lived in one of the apartments were assisted out by firefighters; both were taken by medic unit to Aria Health Torresdale suffering from smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Bustleton fire leaves 4 families homeless