Flames erupt in row-home in North Philadelphia

NORTH PHILADELPHIA -- Fire crews battled flames inside a row-home in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

The fire broke out shortly after 6:30 a.m. on the 2800 block of North Lee Street.

Flames were shooting from the second floor of a 2-story home.

Firefighters quickly went to work on dousing the flames.

They remained at the scene making sure all hot spots were out.

Police believe a squatter was living inside the home, but fled when crews arrived.

They say an elderly male who lived there, passed away around two weeks ago.

There were no injuries or word on what caused the blaze.