2 badly injured in East Mount Airy fire

March 5, 2009 7:09:51 AM PST
Two people were seriously injured in a fire overnight after they jumped from the 2nd floor window. The fast moving house fire broke out just after 1:00 a.m. on the unit block of E. Sharpnack Sreet in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia.

Both victims, a 60-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman, suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns and were transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center.

At one time flames were reportedly through the roof the row house, spreading to a neighboring home.

The fire was finally placed under control at approximately 1:57 a.m.

No word on what caused the fire.

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