A woman in Germantown jumped from the third story of a burning home early Tuesday morning to save herself, Philadelphia Fire Department officials said.
Executive Chief Richard Davis said firefighters from Engine 19, Ladder 8 reported to the fire at 5605 Baynton St. at 12:28 a.m. Tuesday.
Davis said the firefighters were able to have the fire under control approximately around 1 a.m.
Firefighters were able to respond quickly to the scene since the firehouse was located on the corner of where the fire happened. The close proximity allowed the firefighters to put out the blaze before it could spread and cause damage to other homes on the block.
Fire officials have described the woman who leaped from a second-floor window as a woman in her 40s.
Davis said that the woman broke both of her legs while trying to escape the home that was engulfed in flames on the 5600 block of Baynton Street, but was uncertain to any other injuries she may have sustained from the jump.
The woman was taken to nearby Einstein Medical Center where she was treated for her injuries.
Davis said that the woman’s current status is unknown but he said he does not believe the injuries to be life-threatening.
The fire scene is still currently under investigation to determine what may have sparked the early morning blaze.