US News

Seven children among 13 killed in Philadelphia apartment fire

Published by
Reuters

By Katharine Jackson and Jonathan Allen (Reuters) -At least 13 people, including seven children, were killed in one of the worst fires seen in Philadelphia in years after smoke detectors failed to go off in a public-housing apartment building, the Philadelphia Fire Department said. Firefighters arrived around 6:40 a.m. (1140 GMT) and fought for about 50 minutes to control the blaze on the second floor of the three-story row house in the city’s Fairmount neighborhood. The building is owned by the federally funded Philadelphia Housing Authority, the fourth-largest housing authority in the United…

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Drugmaker Teva fueled opioid addiction in New York, jury finds

Published by Reuters (This Dec. 30 story refiles ...

Archives