Firefighters battle flames, freezing temperatures in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Frozen water and cold temperatures created a number of issues for firefighters in Philadelphia on Saturday morning.

Two vacant rowhomes caught fire just after 4 a.m. on the 2200 block of North 7th Street in North Philadelphia.

Flames could be seen shooting from the roof of one of the homes.

A salt truck was called in as sub-zero temperatures caused icy conditions on the road as water was being pumped on the fire.

There were no reports of any injuries.

In Tacony, smoke and flames damaged a rowhome.

The fire started just after 2 a.m. on the 4700 block of Longshore Avenue.

Authorities said the homeowner was able to escape safely.
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