Fire Tears Through North Philly Home

A blaze ripped through a house in North Philadelphia Saturday afternoon.

Fire fighters responded to reports of smoke and flames at a 3-story twin home on the 3500 block of North 15th Street around 4:30 p.m.

Crews worked for 45 minutes to place the fire under control, according to officials.

Authorities said battling the blaze was difficult as the residents were hoarders.

No word yet on any injuries.

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