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Four Children Killed in Early Morning Philadelphia Fire

More than 100 firefighters and 28 trucks responded to the blaze.

Four children, including a newborn baby, were killed early Saturday morning in a raging fire that consumed eight Philadelphia homes and displaced 42 people.

The victims have been identified as twin 4-year-old sisters Maria and Marialla Bowah; Patrick Sanyeah, 4; and Taj Jacque, a boy born May 18, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

The fire broke out near the intersections of 65th and Gesner streets in southwest Philadelphia around 2:40 a.m., NBC 10 reported. Eight homes were destroyed before the fire was brought under control, displacing at least 42 people.

More than 100 firefighters and 28 trucks responded to the blaze, the Inquirer said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, both the Inquirer and NBC said.


aperson July 05, 2014 at 04:18 PM
A child of every basic kind. . . Demonic looking flames with multiple faces and characters. . . Sounds like a sacrifice to me. That or a very angry message to change their ways.
Cinderabi July 06, 2014 at 07:19 AM
Oh poor sad aperson, you are so full of it... This is a tragedy. It is not the hand of an angry "god" doling out urban justice. Come back, come back from the dark days of the Inquisition and bury your judgmental hatred for those who are not exactly like you in a deep, dank grave. Shame on you!
Mailmam July 06, 2014 at 12:39 PM
So very very sorry for all of the losses A terribly sad day in the City of Brotherly love
JB July 07, 2014 at 03:50 PM
sad for the families
KPez July 07, 2014 at 10:09 PM
This truly tragic. My heart and prayers go out to these families, especially those who lost the little ones.

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