Firefighters respond after large blaze erupts in Philadelphia townhome

  • Source: WPVI-TV ABC 6 Philadelphia
  • Published: 09/17/2023 10:34 PM

VIDEO: More than 50 firefighters responded to a large residential blaze in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood on Sunday night. The fire broke out at a townhome on the 5900 block of North 20th Street just before 7:30 p.m. Cellphone video of the incident shows how intense the flames were. The fire quickly spread to another townhome as firefighters rushed to the scene, officials say. Fire crews said they found heavy flames from the first and second floors of a townhome upon arrival. Residents say the fire was a shocking sight. "I was in the house, laying down, watching the Dallas game. Somebody knocked on the door and told me, 'Hurry up and come on outside,'" said James Davis from Germantown. "I came outside saw nothing but red flames coming out the walls."


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