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Several Children Were Killed in Philadelphia Fire, Official Says

The Philadelphia Fire Department said that four of the building’s smoke detectors did not go off during a rowhouse fire that left a dozen people dead.

At 06:38 this morning, companies responded to 869 North 23rd Street. Upon arrival, they found heavy fire emanating from the front of a three-story row dwelling on the second floor. Companies began an aggressive attack on the fire and in the process discovered that there were multiple fatalities. And that number is dynamic because there’s still an ongoing recovery effort inside via the fire marshal and the A.T.F. And that number sits right now at 13. As of what we know, seven children. There were four smoke detectors in that building, and none of them operated. It was terrible. Most — I’ve been around for 30, 35 years now, and this is probably one of the worst fires I’ve ever been to.

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Several Children Were Killed in Philadelphia Fire, Official Says

By The Associated Press January 5, 2022

The Philadelphia Fire Department said that four of the building’s smoke detectors did not go off during a rowhouse fire that left a dozen people dead.

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