An outdoor shed from a burning home in North Philadelphia was full of wooden windows, doors and other items left behind by firefighters after a fire ripped through a home in the city’s West Philly neighborhood.
NBC10’s Andrea Thompson spoke with the owner, who said he didn’t realize the items were gone when he went to get them Monday.
“They were there for a reason, that’s for sure,” the man said.
The house burned down about 10:30 a.m.
Monday after a large, blazed structure caught fire.
It was on the first floor of a single-family home.
Neighbor Jody Kaczorowicz said the fire was the biggest he’s seen in a few years.
“I saw people, literally, running around in the house,” Kaczanowicz said.
“People were freaking out, you could hear them crying.”
She said her neighbor was sleeping in her room when the blaze erupted.
The flames had scorched the basement, and flames were shooting through the windows, knocking out the light from the windows.
The owner’s son was among the first to jump into the house, and it took firefighters several minutes to put out the flames.
The owner was able to get his items back, and he said the items will be put up next month.
He said he hopes to find a home for it.
Neighbors said the house had a wooden door on the second floor.
“You don’t see a lot of these kinds of things in a house like this,” Koczorowska said.
“It was just a house that was destroyed, and this was the reason for it,” Kacszorowkska said, adding that she has no idea what caused the fire.
“If you see anything, go and check it out, that is all,” she said.