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Fire forces 5 people from West Phila. home

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Smoke and flames forced five people out of their home in West Philadelphia Saturday morning.

Fire broke out on the 5900 block of Walton Street just after 1:30 a.m. Crews arrived to find thick, black smoke pouring from the second floor of the home.

Crews managed to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes.

All five residents were able to escape unharmed.

The cause fire remains under investigation.

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