Good Samaritan rescues man from Wissinoming home following explosion

  • Source: WTXF-TV MyFox 29 Philadelphia
  • Published: 04/06/2021 12:35 PM

VIDEO: Emergency crews responded to an apparent gas explosion at a house in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon. SKYFOX was over the scene at 6300 Algard Street near Walker and Levick Streets in the Wissinoming section of the city shortly after 2 p.m. "Our units arrived to find the front of the building missing and collapsed. The second floor heavily involved in fire," Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Adam Thiel said. Video from the scene showed debris from the front of the house strewn across the front yard as firefighters sprayed water on the building. A 61-year-old man was taken to Jefferson Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He is currently listed in stable condition. A second male was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. The man was pulled from the home by a Good Samaritan.


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