Firefighters Hurt While Fighting South Philly Fire

Fire breaks out at South Philly row house

A row house fire in South Philly left five firefighters hospitalized Thursday.

The fire broke out just after 5 p.m. on the 2000 block of S Garnett Street. The blaze was under control after about 30 minutes but at a cost.

Five firefighters were hurt and taken to local hospitals.

Some of the injured firefighters suffered smoke inhalation while others suffered shock injuries possibly from a wire falling onto standing water, fire officials said.

Luckily none of the injuries were life threatening, according to officials.

No cause was immediately released.

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