Elderly man hospitalized after Bristol Borough fire

BRISTOL BOROUGH, Pa. - December 27, 2012

The flames were first reported just before 2:00 a.m. at a home on the 600 block of Pond Street.

Authorities say the fire started in the basement and spread throughout the home and to a neighboring house.

An elderly resident suffered smoke inhalation and is now at Temple University Hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.

The flames were brought under control around 3:00 a.m., but not before the home sustained heavy damage.

There is no word on what may have set the blaze.

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