Fire damages 3 houses in Kensington

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Crews were on the scene of a fire where three houses were damaged in the Kensington section of Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

The fire broke out around 4:00 a.m. on the 800 block of East Clearfield Street.

Fire officials say it started on the second floor of a vacant house and quickly spread to neighboring vacant houses.

Crews had it under control within a half hour.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital, treated for a minor injury and released.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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