Man suffers broken back after jumping from 2nd floor to escape North Philly house fire

A man suffered a broken back after jumping from his second story to escape a North Philadelphia house fire on Monday morning.

The fire broke out shortly before 5 a.m. on the 3000 block of North Bailey Street, spreading to neighboring homes.

Officials said the 56-year-old victim was transported to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Thirteen residents were evacuated as a result of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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