Flames shoot from a house in Kensington as firefighters battle to get under control

Officials say a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is expected to be okay

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Saturday, November 27, 2021
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Philadelphia firefighters battled heavy fire conditions during a house fire in Kensington early Saturday morning.

PHILADLEPHIA (WPVI) -- Fire ripped through a rowhome early Saturday morning in the city's Kensington section.

Firefighters arrived on the scene around 5:40 a.m. on the 1500 block of Womrath Street to fire consuming a vacant house.

The fire quickly spread to adjoining occupied homes as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

Authorities say a pregnant woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but she should be okay.

Fire officials say it took crews around 40 minutes to get the flames under control.

No word what caused the fire at this time.