What We Saw at the Big Overnight Fire Near Fitler Square

Explosion, fire kept fire crews busy overnight.

Philly.com reports:

A home exploded in Center City overnight after an apparent gas leak, causing a three-alarm blaze that spread to other residences.

The explosion on the 2300 block of Naudain Street did not appear to cause any injuries, although initial reports were still coming in early this morning. More than 40 people were at the shelter this morning, the Red Cross said. Two dogs and two cats were being helped by Red Paw.

Well, that’s my neighborhood, where it seemed that every fire truck in Philadelphia was located between 3 am and 6 am today. If the colors in the photos seem distorted, it’s because there were a LOT of fire trucks with their siren lights on in the neighborhood.

Thank goodness there were no serious injuries to humans.

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  • Maureen Ingles

    Thank you Philadelphia Fire Dept. and Police for being right on the scene of the fire at Naudain St. this morning. You saved my son and his girlfriends life. I also thank the person that had the knowledge of disaster for making a phone call to the authorities to evacuate the area. You saved many lives. God Bless You and All that helped. Thank You and God Bless, Mom