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10-Year-Old Seriously Injured in S Philly Fire

Neighbors say they heard screams for help coming from the home.

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    (Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013)

    A 10-year-old girl was seriously injured in a South Philadelphia row home fire that left two families displaced.

    Fire officials tell NBC10 that they received the call for a fire on the 700 block of McKean Street just before midnight last night.

    When officials arrived on scene, they worked to contain the blaze.

    Two homes were heavily damaged in the fire and a 10-year-old girl was seriously injured while she was trapped inside one of the homes.

    Girl Injured, Families Displaced in S Philly Fire

    [PHI] Girl Injured, Families Displaced in S Philly Fire
    Fire officials say they received the call for a fire on the 700 block of McKean Street just before midnight last night. When they arrived, a 10-year-old girl was trapped inside.
    (Published Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013)

    Neighbors say they could hear screams for help.

    "When I opened the window, all I seen is the big smoke, so I grabbed my mom and my son and my grandson and ran to the door and that's when I seen the father trying to get his daughter -- go back in his house to get his daughter, but the flames and the smoke was too heavy for him to get back in the door," Neighbor Tanya Barnes said.

    Fire officials were able to rescue the girl. She was transported to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is recovering from her injuries which include burns and smoke inhalation.

    The displaced families are in the care of the Red Cross.