3 injured in 2-alarm fire at Holmesburg condo complex

HOLMESBURG - March 14, 2014

The flames broke out shortly after 12:30 Friday afternoon on the 8000 block of Ditman Street.

A second alarm was struck less than 15 minutes later.

The flames tore through several units of the six unit building.

Three injuries were reported. Two people suffered smoke inhalation.

A woman in her 70s, who neighbors say used an oxygen tank, suffered severe burns. She is listed in critical condition.

"One critical female was transported to Aria-Torresdale, and one adult male and one adult female were transported to Nazereth Hospital," said Battalion Chief Michael Richey, Philadelphia Fire Department.

The flames were brought under control shortly before 1:20 p.m.

The Red Cross is assisting those residents who have been displaced.

No word yet on a cause.

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