4 Kids, 2 Adults Hurt in Olney House Fire

Firefighters battle row home blaze that leaves 6 people hurt

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    An overnight fire left five members of a family in the hospital and left their loved ones trying to salvage what they could from the charred remains of their home. NBC10's Byron Scott reports. (Published Monday, Mar 12, 2012)

    A half dozen people including four children were hurt after a fire broke out in an Olney-section home Monday morning.

    The blaze broke out just before 3:45 a.m. on the 200 block of W Albanus Street. Philadelphia firefighters arrived to find heavy flames pouring from the first floor of a home.

    Six Hurt in Olney Blaze

    [PHI] Six Hurt in Olney Blaze
    Four children and two adults were hurt when a fire spread through an Olney row house and to adjoining homes. Byron Scott has the latest details. (Published Monday, Mar 12, 2012)

    Firefighters say a 6-year-old boy suffered third-degree burns to his body and his face. He was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, according to authorities.

    Three other kids in that same home were hurt as was an adult woman at the home, according to firefighters.

    One child was in critical condition and three other kids were in non-critical condition at St. Christopher’s, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Wahl.

    The fire would spread to four other homes, only one of which was occupied.

    Firefighters say a woman from a neighboring home was also hurt. She suffered leg fractures after possibly jumping out of a second-floor window.

    Both women injured were in stable condition at Einstein Hospital, Wahl said.

    The fire was placed under control as of 4:15 a.m.

    Firefighters say that there was no smoke detector in the house where the blaze began.

    The cause of the blaze is under investigation as possibly being suspicious, according to the Fire Marshall's Office.


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