Members of the Fralinger String Band say they're waiting to survey the damage from the blaze in a largely residential area of south Philadelphia. An elderly neighbor has been hospitalized.
Fralinger is one of many clubs that participate in the Mummers Parade each Jan. 1. The century-old tradition features thousands of performers dressed in costumes adorned with sequins and feathers.
Fralinger Chairman Steve Coper says replacing what's lost will be difficult.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
Written by Associated Press
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