Two elderly Germantown women hospitalized after Monday morning fire

Two Germantown residents are hospitalized in stable condition after a fire in their Magnolia Street home.

At 7:42 a.m. Monday, the Philadelphia Fire Department was called to a three-story dwelling on the 6200 block of Magnolia St.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing light smoke coming from the third floor and called for backup, according to Executive Chief Richard Davison.

Though the fire was placed under control at 7:58 a.m., two elderly residents were taken to area hospitals, where they were last listed in stable condition later Monday morning.

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

A trio of fires reported

The Magnolia Street fire is one of several reported across the city since early Sunday.

At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, two women were rescued from a house on the 1500 block of N. 17th St. in North Philadelphia. Both were being treated for smoke inhalation.

On Monday morning, firefighters responded to a dwelling fire on the 3400 block of Joyce St. near Frankford and Tioga streets. Davison reported that two male residents were transported from the dwelling to local hospitals: One succumbed to his injuries; the other remains in stable condition.

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