MAN DIES DURING FIRE IN NORTH PHILLY ROWHOME WITH ILLEGAL ELECTRICITY

NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (NORTH PHILLY)

Cover Photo Courtesy: 6-ABC Action News

An unidentified man reportedly died during a fire inside of a North Philly rowhome overnight. A report from 6 ABC Action News said the fire broke out inside of a home on the 2600 block of North 16th Street at around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

PHOTO: 6 ABC ACTION NEWS

Firefighters reported having trouble entering and moving around the residence due to multiple “objects” in the path, including wood pallets and empty barrels. Firefighters eventually made their way into the home and found the victim on the second floor. The victim was already deceased when firefighters found him.

“There was a lot of furniture and various other contents up along the property on the outside. You see pallets and various other things that were collected on the outside of the property. Gives you an idea of what we encountered on the inside as well”, said Assistant Fire Chief, Charles Walker.

Firefighters said even though there were lots of “objects” inside and outside of the property, the home is vacant. Walker also said the property had an illegal electricity hookup. It has not been determined if that was the cause of the fire, at this time.

No smoke alarms were found inside the property by firefighters. The fire is under investigation, as the Fire Marshal is on the scene working to discover the cause of the blaze.

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