Police Arrest Man for Arson, Fire Hurts 1 in Philly

Police took a man into custody early Wednesday morning for allegedly igniting a fire at a Philadelphia home that left one person hurt.

Fire crews responded to a home on West Nedro Avenue near 16th Street in the city's Ogontz neighborhood around 1:30 a.m. to find flames engulfing the back of the property, according to officials.

Rescuers rushed a man suffering from smoke inhalation to Albert Einstein Medical Center, said authorities, who added the victim is expected to be okay.

Both the injured man and the alleged arsonist were renting rooms in the Nedro Avenue home, police said.

Authorities arrested the unidentified suspect and charged him with arson.

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