- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A boy has died in a house fire in Philadelphia, where ice, wind and frigid temperature complicated efforts to douse the blaze.

Firefighters found flames coming from a second floor bedroom when they arrived at the scene on South Millick Street early Friday.

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says a 39-year-old man escaped the home but suffered burns.

Capt. William Dixon says the boy’s age hasn’t been confirmed.

It took fire crews two hours to get the blaze under control due to conditions.

The flames spread to a number of adjacent homes, where an 89-year-old woman was rescued by neighbors.

The Red Cross is assisting five families with food and lodging.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


This story has been corrected to show that a boy, not man, died in the fire. A man was injured.



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