Man rescued from Overbrook fire, firefighter injured

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Sunday, December 31, 2017
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Firefighters rescue man trapped in Overbrook fire. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 10 a.m. on December 31, 2017.

OVERBROOK (WPVI) -- Firefighters rescued a man from a burning house in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia.

Crews arrived to the 6100 block of Lansdowne Avenue around 3:40 a.m. Sunday.

They were told someone was trapped in the front bedroom on the second floor.

Firefighters ran a ladder to the bedroom window, and worked their way through smoke and flames to reach a 43-year-old man.

They then carried him down the ladder.

The man is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

A firefighter was also taken to the hospital for a leg injury.

Following the rescue, crews continued to pour water on the building to douse the flames.

A cause of the fire has not been determined.


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