Dozens Displaced in High-Rise Apartment Building Fire

A fire forced dozens of people from their homes and caused damage to three floors of a high-rise in West Philly early Friday morning.

The blaze broke out in the kitchen of an apartment on the 18th floor of the building, located on the 4400 block of Holden Street -- near the intersection of Market Street and Powelton Avenue-- around 1:45 a.m., officials said.

Crews got the fire, which was contained to the kitchen, under control a short time later.

No one was hurt, but residents on the 17th, 18th and 19th floors are not permitted to return to their apartments, authorities said.

The 19th floor sustained smoke damage, while the 17th floor sustained water damage, investigators said.

All other residents were allowed back into their homes.

Another blaze tore through a shelter for homeless veterans early Friday morning, killing one man.

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