Firefighters battle house fire in North Philadelphia

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Firefighters battle house fire in North Philadelphia. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on November 18, 2017. (WPVI)

Firefighters worked to douse the flames on a burning home overnight in North Philadelphia.

The Action Cam was on the scene as the fire broke out around 4 a.m. Saturday on the 800 block of Erie Avenue.

When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames shooting from an upper floor. Homes on both sides of the row home also received extensive water and smoke damage.

The fire chief says the families inside got out safely, but are now displaced. The Red Cross was on the scene to help those residents.

Firefighters also rescued 70-year-old man. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital to be treated for burns to his hands and face.

No word yet on what may have sparked the blaze.

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