13 REPORTED DEAD IN FAIRMOUNT HOUSE FIRE; 7 OF THE 13 WERE KIDS

NAYZE MEDIA

PHILADELPHIA, P.A.

Philadelphia Fire Department officials say 7 children were among the 13 people who lost their lives in a house fire, in the Fairmount section of the city on Wednesday morning. A report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS said, the fire broke out at around 6:40 a.m. Heavy flames were already coming from a home on the 800 block of North 23rd Street when fire crews arrived on the scene a short time later.

The Fire Department said it took about 50 minutes to get the blaze under control. ATF arrived at the scene a short time after firefighters and police, and had already joined the investigation, at last report. 8 people managed to get out of the house alive. Two of the 8 were taken to Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia, and a third was taken to Temple University Hospital to be treated for injuries. Officials said the building had four smoke detectors in it, but none of them were working.

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