Firefighter injured in Manayunk fire

- Crews are on scene of a fire that broke out near Main Street on the same day of the popular StrEAT Food Festival. 

According to fire officials, the fire was contained to a vacant building near Leverington Avenue. 

Officials say it started around 3:30 p.m. and was placed under control about an hour later.

One firefighter was taken to Roxborough Memorial hospital and with non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials. 

Neighbors told Fox 29's Joann Pileggi that the vacant home is often occupied with homeless people and some even believe they may have started the fire. 

Firefighters allegedly found coolers and sleeping bags in the abandoned building. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

 

 

 

 

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