Residents escape flames inside Southwest Philadelphia home

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Residents escaped a fire inside a Southwest Philadelphia house early Friday morning.

The blaze broke out just before 3:30 a.m. on the 5500 block of Pentridge Street.

Firefighters focused on the first floor. They were checking a gas connection.

Most of the damage was done to the interior of the house.

There were no injuries reported. The Red Cross is assisting a family of six impacted by the blaze.

PGW was also called to the scene to investigate the gas connection.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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