An early morning fire sends a West Philadelphia home up in smoke and traps an elderly woman inside.
Firefighters say the blaze started just after 4 o’clock Friday morning at a home in the 200 block of south 55th street. When crews arrived at the scene, the home was already engulfed in heavy smoke.
A 77-year-old woman was inside the home at the time of the fire. Firefighters had to rush her to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Luckily, no other injuries were reported.