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Row house fire kills woman, child

July 26, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

A fire that ripped through a northeastern Philadelphia row house killed a woman and a young boy and injured five people, three of them critically.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers called the morning fire "horrific" and "fast-moving." He said the woman and child were trapped on the second floor of the Frankford neighborhood home and died despite efforts by firefighters to reach them.

Ayers said four adults were taken to Temple Hospital, where two were in critical condition.

He said a child taken to St. Christopher's Hospital also was in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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