US Philadelphia House Fire: 12 people, including eight children, have died in a fire that broke out in a two-storey house in Philadelphia, USA. Fire officials have given this information. Officials said two people had been sent to the hospital, and the search is on for the other victims. Officials have feared more casualties in the incident. Twenty-six people lived in this house. Fire officials said that the alarm alerted the home that the fire appeared to be not working.
Us Philadelphia House Fire
The reason for the fire that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday is also not known, but it is the most significant accident that has happened in the city so far. So many people have died due to fire (Philadelphia Fire News). Officials have not given the names, ages of the people killed in the incident. The fire started before 6.30 am.
At least eight people managed to escape from the fire. The family members have identified the two victims on Facebook. The two sisters are Rosalie McDonald (33) and Virginia Thomas (30).
4 Adults Among the Dead
The two sisters have several children, although it is unclear how many children were present at the fire or how many of their children died (What Happened in Philadelphia). Fire officials had earlier said that 13 people had been killed, including seven children. Still, later on, Wednesday evening, they said eight children and four adults were among those killed.
Fire officials successfully rescued a child from the house but later died. The incident took place in the Fairmount area, located northwest of the city. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is also located here. The officials also held a press conference near the incident site during the day.
Joe Biden mourns
Craig Murphy said, First Deputy Commissioner of Fire, ‘This is the worst accident ever. I had never seen such an accident in my life. The city’s mayor, Jim Kenney, said, ‘It is sad to see so many children lost their lives in the incident.’ President Joe Biden and First Lady Joe Biden have a close relationship with this place. Condoling the incident, Joel Biden tweeted, ‘My condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed in the fire in Philadelphia.’