A fire in Philadelphia killed 13 people, including seven children – World – News

A home fire in Philadelphia, USA, killed 13 people, including seven children. Two people were hospitalized.

, 05.01.2022 17:40, updated: 17:44


Firefighters intervene in a fatal fire in an apartment building in Philadelphia on January 5, 2022.

The cause of the fire is not yet clear. Firefighters reported that smoke detectors in the building had failed.

ABC said both hospitalized were in critical condition, one of whom was a child.

The Philadelphia Fire Brigade announced that its members arrived at the scene of the fire at 6.40 a.m. local time (12.40 p.m. CET). Firefighters reported “a strong fire on the second floor of a three-story apartment building.” They said the fire was under control in 50 minutes.

According to CNN, the police announced that the three-storey house had been converted into two apartments. Investigators are trying to find out the cause and origin of the fire.

Philadelphia is the largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, located in the northeastern part of the USA. The city has about 1.6 million inhabitants.

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