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Fast-moving fire roars through Philadelphia home, killing 3

March 25, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in Philadelphia has left three people dead.

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says the blaze broke out around 4:40 a.m. Monday in the Kensington row house. Arriving crews found heavy flames shooting from the first floor and the rear of the home.

Thiel says one man was pulled from the house but was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital. The bodies of a man and a woman were found later Monday.

The names of the victims weren’t immediately released. Neighbors said the two men were brothers who had lived in the home for many years.

Thiel said the building had significant structural damage and “could collapse at any moment,” and it would eventually be demolished.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.