Fire at Vincent Fumo's Home - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Fire at Vincent Fumo's Home



    Fire breaks out at the Fairmount mansion of fallen former state senator Vincent Fumo. NBC10's Na'eem Douglas finds out what happened. (Published Saturday, March 22, 2014)

    A fire broke out at the Philadelphia home of Vincent Fumo Saturday night.

    Crews responded to reports of a fire at the former state senator's house on the 2200 block of Green Street in the Fairmount section of the city shortly after 8 p.m.

    Firefighters were able to contain the blaze, which started on the roofdeck, within about 15 minutes, according to officials.

    Fumo and his fiance could be seen hugging and watching from the street as crews worked to contain the blaze. The couple declined to comment.

    The house, which did not sustain any structural damage, is the same location where Fumo served the last six months of his corruption sentence.

    Officials say the fire's location, high above Green Street atop Fumo's four-story mansion, made it difficult for crews to reach the blaze.

    There were no injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.