PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Two women from Philadelphia are alive after fire rips through their homes, all thanks to the help of good Samaritans.
One woman was trapped inside a completely charred, burned out home. The woman crawled across to her neighbor who then pulled her into the row home adjacent to her building. The fire then spread to the adjacent home, trapping another woman.
Firefighters responded to the fire around 11:30 a.m. May 5 to the 1800 block of South 22nd Street.
Neighbors said they noticed flames shooting out of one of the row homes. That is also when they noticed an elderly woman trapped upstairs.
Her neighbor ran down to the adjacent row home, climbed the stairs and pulled the woman through the second story window.
Two young men from the neighborhood ran to the back alley, threw a ladder over to a second woman and caught her on their backs.
Three people were in the building. One person got out safely. Firefighters said one person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.