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Woman killed, multiple displaced in Philadelphia fires

January 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Multiple late night house fires in Philadelphia have left one woman dead and others displaced.

The first fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the city’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood.

Firefighters arrived to flames coming from both floors of the 2-story home, and an elderly woman was transported from the scene to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Her name has not been released.

A second fire was reported around 3 a.m. Sunday in Old City.

Assistant Fire Chief Richard Davison says there was a partial collapse on the second floor, and it wasn’t safe for firefighters to go inside the building.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of both fires remains under investigation.

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