An entire family wiped out.
A West Philadelphia row house fire left four people dead, including two children. A neighbor says the father was just coming home from work when he found he had lost almost his entire family — his two children, two-year-old Jaden and four-year-old Cynsere; their mother, 23-year-old Rishya Jenkins; and their grandfather, Senaca (Charles) McClenden.
The two children were taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where they were pronounced dead. The grandfather was also pronounced dead at a local hospital. The mother was found dead inside the home.
Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says they did not find any working smoke detectors in the home. (LINK)
The city’s fire death toll is now at 14.