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Father, kids escape Strawberry Mansion fire by jumping from window

The fire happened on the 2500 block of West Sergeant Street.

philadelphia fire department citywide fire drill A father and his children jumped from a second-floor window in Strawberry Mansion to escape a fire Thursday morning.
Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

A Strawberry Mansion man and his children jumped to safety after a fire broke out in their building early Thursday morning.

Philadelphia fire officials tell 6ABC Action News that the father followed his 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son out a rear second-floor window to escape the fire, which broke out about 4 a.m.

The fire happened on the2500 block of West Sergeant Street.

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The children were treated at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for ankle pain.

There was no word on what caused the fire. The building houses a grocery store on the first floor.

 
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