SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA — It was such a conflagration sending firefighters to battle a blaze in Southwest Philadelphia that sent at least one person to the hospital.

A little after 2:30 o’clock in the morning, firefighters responded to a call at the 2500 block of South 71st Street where they found flames shooting from the first floor of the residence.

Firefighters quickly went to work battling the flames and even called in extra manpower as the fire was spreading to other areas of the house; throughout all the other rooms and even going to the upper floors.

Officials confirmed that one female resident in her late 20s was seriously injured after she jumped from a second floor window to avoid the smoke and flames.

She was immediately transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Medical staff said that she was suffering from smoke inhalation and injuries sustained in the jump.

Investigators are still trying to find out what sparked the blaze.
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