2 hospitalized after jumping to escape West Philly fire

Crews are investigating following a West Philadelphia fire that left two injured.

Firefighters responded to South 50th and Market Streets around 7 a.m. Sunday.

"I heard a bunch of hollering and screaming out here," said neighbor Gregory Perry, "I looked out the window. All I could see were flames."

The early morning flames caught the eye of several neighbors on the block.

"That second floor was completely in flames. Completely," said neighbor Bernadine Hawes.

Hawes captured a glimpse of the fire on her cell phone camera as it tore through the multi-unit twin home.

"I said 'Whoa this is serious and I hope everybody's out,'" Hawes said.

Philadelphia's fire commissioner, Adam Thiel, says the occupants jumped from the third floor of the building to the second before jumping to the ground to escape the fire. Those two were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Witnesses said the fire department arrived on the scene quickly. It seemed as if the flames were heaviest on the second floor of the home.

"Black smoke. Black smoke and then a lot of flames," said neighbor Deja Johnson.

The attached twin also suffered damage. The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.