Philadelphia row home fire where body was found ruled arson
Aug. 09, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia fire marshal says a row home blaze that led crews to a dead body in an upstairs area that wasn't burned has been ruled arson.
The fire was reported about 10:40 p.m. Monday in the city's Kensington section. The first floor of the home was burning and one person inside jumped to safety and was taken to Temple University Hospital for unspecified injuries before crews found the body of a 28-year-old person upstairs. The dead person's name hasn't been released.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is also investigating.
Authorities haven't said whether they have a suspect in the fire or in the death of the person found upstairs. The cause of that person's death hasn't been revealed.