Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fire reported at home owned by city councilwoman

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House fire at home of Maria D. Quinones-Sanchez at N. Hancock and<br />Diamond St. in Philadelphia on Friday. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)
House fire at home of Maria D. Quinones-Sanchez at N. Hancock and Diamond St. in Philadelphia on Friday. (ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER)

Fire crews battled a blaze this morning at a home owned by Philadelphia City Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez.

Firefighters were called to the three-story rowhome at 2038 N. Hancock St. at about 5:30 a.m., according to emergency radio reports. Property records list the councilwoman as the owner of the residence.

Radio reports say crews arrived to smoke showing from the third floor.

The fire department said crews placed the blaze under control in 17 minutes. It wasn't immediately known how the fire started or how extensively the building was damaged.

No injuries were reported, fire officials said.

Quinones-Sanchez, who couldn't immediately be reached this morning, told Newsworks that she and her husband haven't been living at the home for several months, and the residence was vacant.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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