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Police help two escape Mantua house fire

Two people were saved from a Mantua house fire on Saturday by Philadelphia police officers who responded to the scene.

Metro file photo. Credit: Charles Mostoller/METRO Metro file photo. Credit: Charles Mostoller/METRO

Two people were saved from a Mantua house fire on Saturday by Philadelphia police officers who responded to the scene.

After a fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. on the 3900 block of Aspen Street, the two officers who responded included a fire department veteran, West Philly Local reported.

Two people were trapped inside the three-story standalone house where the blaze broke out. Two other inhabitants were able to escape.

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Two 16th district police officers, including the former firefighter, helped them escape the blaze.

Debris inside the home reportedly slowed firefighters, ABC reported.

One firefighter reportedly sustained a minor hand injury in the fire.

Audio of the fire is available below, courtesy of PhillyFireFeed.com:

 
 
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