Morning House Fire Kills Woman and Two Children

PHILADELPHIA, PA (AP) – Authorities say an early morning fire in a Philadelphia home claimed the lives of three people, including two children.

Fire department crews were called around 4:30 a.m. Sunday to the residence where witnesses said they saw flames shooting from a window and heard people screaming.

Fire commissioner Adam Thiel said a 9-year-old boy was rescued and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He said firefighters several hours later located the bodies of a 52-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy on the third floor of the home.

The names of the victims weren’t immediately released. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A week ago, three people died and another was injured in another early morning fire in a Philadelphia home.

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