Philadelphia fire:13 dead, including 7 children
13 dead, including 7 children, in Philadelphia fire
Thirteen people, were unfortunately found dead following a fire at a building in Philadelphia’s, inside the Fairmount neighborhood on Wednesday morning January 5, the city’s fire department said. Unfortunately, Seven children are among the victims.
As The Philadelphia “Fire Department” said: the call came in around 6:38 a.m. Wednesday. According to authorities, the horrific fire that happened inside a duplex that houses two apartments. Crews got the fire under control by about 7:31 a.m.
2 apartments in rowhouse
Also, the rowhouse included two apartments and was owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority, according to statements to officials. The agency describes itself as the nation’s fourth largest public housing authority.
As the first-floor unit reportedly, had eight occupants and the second plus a third-floor unit had about 18 people living in it, Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said.
He also added, “That is a tremendous amount of people to be living in a duplex,” he said.