Resident escapes house fire in North Philadelphia

NORTH PHILADELPHIA -July 14, 2013

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.

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