Wednesday, January 19

Twelve dead in house fire in Philadelphia – News (Echo)

Listen: Philadelfiabrand

  • In Philadelphia, USA, a house fire has, according to the latest information, claimed 12 lives, most of them children.

  • It was early Wednesday morning that police and firefighters were alerted to the house in the Fairmont neighborhood and the fire is described as the deadliest single fire in the multimillion-dollar city of Philadelphia in an entire century.

  • According to the initial investigation, it may have been a small child’s play with a lighter that started the fire. None of the smoke alarms in the house worked.

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