Philadelphia disaster: 13 people perished in a fire in a residential building

Disaster in Philadelphia: At least 13 people, including seven children, perished today (Wednesday) in a fire that broke out in a residential building that was converted into an apartment building in the north of the city. The circumstances of the fire are still unknown.

Rescuers were called after 6:30 a.m. to 23rd Street North in the Fairmont neighborhood due to a fire in a three-story building. Preliminary investigation indicates that this is a residential house that was converted into two apartments and that the fire started on the second floor and the smoke detectors did not work.

Firefighters battled the flames for 50 minutes before they managed to gain control of the fire and they turned it off completely only around 10 a.m. Thirteen people, including seven children, perished and two others were evacuated in a humane but stable condition to the hospital. At least eight other people managed to escape safely.

“Losing so many children is just devastating,” the mayor said. Jim Kenny. “It’s definitely one of the most tragic days in the city’s history, to lose so many people in such a tragic way.”

“It’s just awful,” added City Fire Chief Craig Murphy. “I’ve been in the field for 30, 35 years, and this is probably one of the most horrific fires I’ve seen. I have no words to describe how we feel.”

By Editor

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