Children killed in house fire
Fire department officials say a fast-moving rowhouse fire in southwest Philadelphia has killed four children, burned through a number of homes and displaced more than 40 people.
Officials say the blaze engulfed at least 10 houses, destroying eight of the rowhomes. There was no immediate word on other injuries or the cause of the fire.
Officials say the fire started shortly before 3 a.m. this morning, and was brought under control in about an hour.
Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer calls it "a tragic, tragic day for the city of Philadelphia".
The Red Cross says 42 people have been displaced by the fire.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more World News
- Smoke in the southPenticton / S. Okanagan
- Hwy. 33 reopensCentral Okanagan - 12:30 am
- Minor injuries in rolloverVernon / N. Okanagan
- Passengers leave stalled SkyTrains BC
World Health Organization
World Trade Organization