Thursday, April 24, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Fire in Northeast Philadelphia leaves 29 homeless

An early-morning fire in Northeast Philadelphia has left 14 families - 29 people in all - displaced, according to a spokesman for the Southeast Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross.

The blaze began about 4:55 a.m. Sunday in a three-story apartment building on the 2100 block of Michener Street in the Bustleton section. Firefighters brought the fire under control at 5:47 a.m., officials said.

The Red Cross was providing the displaced with financial assistance for food and clothing; the property's landlord was providing temporary lodging for those in need, said Red Cross spokesman David Schrader.

There were no reported injuries, according to the Fire Department, which did not provide the name of the apartment complex.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Sunday.

– Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman

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