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Residents trapped in Philadelphia fire

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A resident signals to people below that they need to be evacuated from a Philadelphia Housing Authority building on fire in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 2. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says some residents were trapped above the fire on the eighth floor of the building and had to be rescued after the blaze broke out before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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A firefighter smashes a window at a fire at a Philadelphia Housing Authority building in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 2.

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A firefighter evacuates a child from a Philadelphia Housing Authority building after an early-morning fire in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

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People react at the scene of a fire at a Philadelphia Housing Authority building in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 2.

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Residents and onlookers stand outside a Philadelphia Housing Authority building where authorities battled a fire in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 2.