House Fire Leaves 2 Hurt

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    An elderly couple suffered burns as fire burned through their Burholme home overnight. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports. (Published Thursday, Oct 17, 2013)

    A fire tore through an area home overnight leaving an elderly couple injured.

    Flames broke out around 3 a.m. inside a first-floor addition to a two-story twin home on the 7400 block of Montour Street in Northeast Philadelphia’s Burholme neighborhood.

    “We rescued two occupants from the second floor rear,” said Philadelphia Fire Battalion Chief Mike Hannan. “Both patients were transported to the hospital, they both have vital signs.”

    The victims, an 84-year-old man and an 86-year-old woman, were unconscious at the time. Rescuers rushed them to area hospitals before taking the couple to Temple University Hospital’s Burn Unit.

    Both victims were listed in critical condition, according to firefighters.

    Neighbors said the couple has lived in the neighborhood for decades.

    Firefighters on the scene said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.

    Officials said the home had smoke detectors, but they weren't working.

     


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