Devastating Philadelphia House Fire: 7 Children Among 13 People Who Died

Daily Caller

Thirteen people died Wednesday morning after firefighters responded to a blaze at Philadelphia Housing Authority apartments.

The fire department has confirmed the 13 deaths, which include 7 children, according to CBSN Philly. Firefighters reportedly responded to the call inside a building, divided into two apartments, located in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood at 6:40 a.m., and managed to get the blaze under control by 7:30 a.m.

“This is without a doubt one of the most tragic days in our city’s history,” said Democratic Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney during a news conference. “Please keep all these folks, and especially these children, in your prayers. Losing so many kids is just devastating.”

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