(UPDATE) Three Injured in Fire at Kensington Warehouse
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) September 19, 2014
[Update 5:55 a.m.] 6ABC now says that three people — including two firefighters — have been hurt in the fire:
Three people, including 2 firefighters, have been injured in a massive warehouse fire in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
120 firefighters were on the scene working to control the blaze.
A 45-year-old man was badly burned as he fled the vacant building where the fire originated. He was taken to an area hospital with burns over 80% of his body.
Two firefighters were being treated for minor injuries.
The fire was brought under control at 4:12 a.m., but “multiple” fire units remain on the scene.
[Original] NBC 10 reports:
Authorities are going door-to-door in a North Philadelphia neighborhood early Friday morning as dozens of firefighters continue to battle a blaze that broke out in a warehouse overnight before spreading to adjacent homes.
Crews rescued the two victims — one of whom had burns over 80 percent of his or her body, authorities said. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
CBS Philly adds: “The fire began around 2:30 a.m. at American and York Street. The blaze was placed under control just after 4 a.m. at the warehouse — believed to be vacant.”
We’ll update this story as more details become known.