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News: Row house fire on N. 23rd St. in Philadelphia leaves at least 13 dead

Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 5:30 pm    

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Firefighters report at least 13 fatalities resulting from a residential fire near downtown Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.

According to CNN, the fire was reported at about 6:40 a.m. at a three-story row house in the 800 block of North 23rd Street, near Brown Street.

At least 13 people were killed as a result of the fire. Seven of those victims are confirmed to be children. 

Firefighters say it is unclear what sparked the blaze. However, there were four battery-operated smoke detectors in the building, none of which were working. 

The building where the deadly fire occurred is a row home owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority that was legally subdivided into two apartments in the 1950s. At least 26 people lived in the home at the time of the fire. 

Our team will continue to monitor this developing situation. 

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