4 Kids Dead in Philadelphia Rowhome Fire

Overnight blaze destroyed 8 rowhomes
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 5, 2014 7:51 AM CDT
4 Kids Dead in Philadelphia Rowhome Fire
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A fast-moving rowhouse fire in southwest Philadelphia early today left four children dead and destroyed eight rowhomes, officials said. The unidentified victims were twin 4-year-old girls, a 4-year-old boy, and a month-old boy, reports Philly.com. All were found in the same rowhome where the fire broke out about 2:45am. The cause is unclear. Officials said more than 40 people were displaced. "This is a tragic, tragic day for the city of Philadelphia. Tragic," says Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer. "We lost four children today." (More Philadelphia stories.)

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