One man is dead and another injured in a Kensington house fire that also left one firefighter in the hospital for heat-related injuries.
The blaze broke out around 10:40 p.m. at 1866 block of East Clementine near Jasper streets, police said. When firefighters arrived, they found a 28-year-old man dead on the second floor and another man suffering from injuries after jumping out of a second-story window.
Heavy flames whipped through the first floor.
The man who jumped was taken to a local hospital for an injured ankle, officials said. The injured firefighter is in stable condition.
Officials do not know what caused the blaze or led to the man’s death.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is helping Philadelphia authorities investigate the rowhome fire. ATF agents are typically not called in unless arson is suspected or the fire is believed to involve some other kind of federal crime.
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