Three Die in Philadelphia Row House Fire

A 2-year-old boy and two women were killed in a fire Wednesday that erupted in a row house. One man jumped to safety.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 2-year-old boy and two women were killed in a fire Wednesday that erupted in a row house. One man jumped to safety.

The house apparently did not have heat, and a kerosene heater was being used, but fire officials blamed a faulty extension cord for the blaze.

Firefighters rescued the baby boy, but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Louis Ramos, 26, jumped from an upper story window. The bodies of his wife, Juanita, and Luisa Cariosa, were found in the house near a third-floor bedroom window, officials said. Both women were 19 years old.