Philadelphia fire: As many as 13 died in fire, the report says

As many as 13 people have reportedly died after a fire broke out in Philadelphia Wednesday.

The fire broke out in northern Philadelphia, and “more children” are among the victims, sources in the police and fire department told Fox29.

In a tweet is Philadelphia Fire Department said units “arrived at 6:40 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from the second floor of a three-story townhouse,” and that it “took 50 minutes to get the fire under control.”

Philadelphia firefighters rushed to the scene Wednesday morning.

Philadelphia firefighters rushed to the scene Wednesday morning.
(FOX 29)

The department called the fire “fatal” but did not disclose a death toll.

It tells sources though Ræv29 that as many as 13 people died in the fire.

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Firefighters arrive at the scene of a deadly fire Wednesday morning in Philadelphia.

Firefighters arrive at the scene of a deadly fire Wednesday morning in Philadelphia.
(WPVI)

An adult and a child who were taken to a hospital in critical condition are now stable, the station added.

Officials are expected to provide an update at a press conference soon.

This is a development story. Please come back for updates.

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