Elderly couple seriously hurt in Philly blaze

A man and woman, both in their 80s, were hospitalized overnight after a fire swept through the back of their twin home in Philadelphia's Burlhome section, according to fire dispatch.

The fire broke out in the two-story brick structure sometime around 2:30 a.m. on the 7000 block of Montour Street.  Initial reports said an elderly couple was trapped inside.

They couple was freed, but rushed to a local hospital.  They were transferred to Temple University Hospital in critical condition, according to a fire official.

The fire was placed under control about an hour after it started.

Check back for details as they develop.

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