Firefighters battle Spring Garden, South Philly house fires; 4 rescued

A firefighter was injured battling the North 22nd Street fire.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
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Medics transported a 74-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia firefighters rescued four people while battling two house fires within the same hour early Tuesday morning.

Flames ripped through a rowhome in the city's Spring Garden section just before 1 a.m., sending occupants to the roof.

Firefighters rescued two people from the blaze on the 800 block of North 22nd Street.

Medics transported a 74-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman to the hospital with smoke inhalation.

A firefighter was also injured when he slipped and fell. He was listed in stable condition.

About a half hour later, two people were rescued from a rowhome fire in South Philadelphia.

Firefighters tackled the flames from the roof along the 1500 block of McKean Street around 1:30 a.m.

Both fire victims were checked out for injuries at the scene and did not need additional treatment.

There is no word on a cause for either fire.