Boy Hurt in North Philadelphia House Fire

An 8-year-old boy landed in the hospital after fire broke out inside his North Philadelphia home overnight.

Philadelphia firefighters responded to a two-story home on the 2600 block of N 18th Street around 1:45 a.m.

Firefighters said they got the blaze under control in about 30 minutes but not before it spread to at least one other home.

A child suffered minor smoke inhalation and medics rushed the boy to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children for treatment.


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