House fire on Dobson Ave. in East Falls displaces two adults

An East Falls house was heavily damaged today in a fire on the 4300 block of Dobson Ave.

At 10:28 a.m. on Monday, the Philadelphia Fire Department responded to a two-story semi-detached row home located a stone’s throw away from East Falls landmark Frank’s Pizza.

According to PFD Executive Chief Richard Davison, a “tactical box” – a fire assignment requiring two engines, two ladders, and a chief – was signaled and heavy fire conditions were reported by firefighters upon their arrival.

The fire was placed under control at 10:43 a.m. and no injuries were reported to either residents of the home or the firefighters. The Red Cross was dispatched to the scene to assist with the two adult residents of the home who were displaced as a result of the blaze.

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The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office.

While residents of the damaged home and firefighters on the scene declined comment on the fire, NewsWorks staff on scene described the second story of the building as appearing “totally burned out.”

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