Mother and child rescued from house fire in West Philadelphia

Witnesses tell Action News that a mother held her five month old child from a third floor window as fire consumed their home.

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Saturday, November 5, 2022
Mother and child rescued from house fire in West Philadelphia
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A mother and child were rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in their West Philadelphia home.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A mother and child were rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in their West Philadelphia home.

The act of heroism happened on Farson Street near Race street just after 5 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses tell Action News that a mother held her five month old child from a third floor window as fire consumed their home.

Fire crews pulled up just in time to rescue them.

The Philadelphia Fire Department is now investigating what started the fire.