Resident escapes house fire in North Philadelphia

July 14, 2013 2:25:37 PM PDT
Fire crews were called to battle a house fire in North Philadelphia.

It happened around 3:40 Sunday afternoon on the 1500 block of North 18th Street.

Arriving fire crews reported heavy flames upon arrival.

Authorities say a passerby saw the fire before firefighters arrived and went inside to help the resident make it out safely.

The fire was soon brought under control and no injuries were reported.

Fire officials are investigating the cause.