- Associated Press - Saturday, January 21, 2017

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on a fire that claimed the lives of two brothers in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):

5 p.m.

Authorities have released the names of two brothers killed in a row house fire in suburban Philadelphia and say the blaze has been ruled accidental.

Police in the Delaware County city of Chester said Saturday that the midday fire Friday killed 49-year-old Steven Demby and 35-year-old Sherman Demby.

The police department said in a statement that the fire started in the kitchen near a chest freezer and the cause may have been electrical.

Officials said the mother of the victims discovered the flames but was prevented from making it upstairs because the blaze was so intense, so she exited the building and called 911.

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1 p.m.

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a midday fire claimed the lives of two brothers in a suburban Philadelphia home.

Firefighters in the Delaware County city of Chester said unis were dispatched after the fire was reported just before noon Friday.

Officials said the mother of the victims discovered the flames but was prevented from making it upstairs because the blaze was so intense, so she exited the building and called 911.

Arriving fire crews were able to enter the building and removed the bodies of the 35- and 48-year-old victims, who were already deceased. Their names weren’t immediately released.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it isn’t considered suspicious in origin.

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