When firefighters arrived after 11 p.m. on the scene, the flames were through the roof of the home on the 2200 block of Palomino Drive.
The Philadelphia Police TacAir helicopter provided assistance from above.
The pilot took this picture which shows just how large the fire became.
At one point firefighters were pulled out of the home because the flames were so intense.
Crews attacked the fire from the exterior only.
An Action News viewer captured the intense flames on video.
It took an hour to get the fire under control.
There have been no reports of injuries.