Blind Woman Injured in Holmesburg House Fire

A woman who is blind was injured during a fire in Northeast Philadelphia early Thursday morning.

The fire started inside a home in the 4300 block of Oakmont Street near Cottage Street in the city’s Holmesburg section.

The fire started in the basement area of the home. Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control.

Fire officials say the woman, who is blind and in her 60s, suffered smoke inhalation.

The woman and her service dog were taken to Nazareth Hospital. The woman is expected to survive.

The cause remains under investigation.

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