Fire crews battle heat, flames in Overbrook
OVERBROOK - July 21, 2011 (WPVI) -- If you think the heat is bad, try fighting a fire in this weather. That was the task at hand overnight for crews in Philadelphia's Overbrook section.
The fast moving fire broke out around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, damaging 2 row homes in the 6000 block of Lansdowne Avenue.
Heavy smoke was showing on the second floor of a vacant house when the first firefighters arrived. Flames then spread to the third floor of the building, and then jumped to the neighboring home.
Everyone was able to get out safely.
It took about a half hour to get the blaze under control.
There's no word on how it started.
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