Woman, Young Girl Killed in Philadelphia Fire

A fire started by oil left heating on a stove killed a woman and her four-year-old great-granddaughter Sunday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Three adults and a child escaped the fire before firefighters arrived.

Firefighters found the two victims in an upstairs front bedroom in the two-story row house, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/J4M5jC). The great-grandmother was found cradling the child.

The deaths represent Philadelphia’s ninth and 10th fire fatalities this year, losing their lives less than a week after a warehouse fire killed two firefighters last Monday. Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said there were 16 fire fatalities this time last year.

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