Philadelphia Pa- Sunday- 4-25-99

A 14 year old male died as a result of a 1-Alarm fire that occurred in the Somerton Section of the City. Philly firefighters responded to a dwelling fire at 417 AM, in the 700 Block of Selmer St. They found a 2 story twin, with heavy fire on the 1st floor, and heavy smoke on the second floor, with a report of people trapped on the 2nd floor. An adult male had apparently jumped from the 2nd floor window ,and arriving firefighters rescued an adult female, and 2 males from the second floor The 14 year old male was pronounced at a area hospital, and the parents and 10 year old male are in critical condition at this time. The Fire Marshall has determined that the fire was arson.

Greg Masi
Phila.Second Alarmers

[This message has been edited by Greg Masi (edited April 26, 1999).]