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.



  1. Jim Curtis says:

    Thoughts and prayers for the family… And the firefighters!

  2. The Working Class Conservative says:

    It is mostly the old and the young. Neither of which may or might hear the smoke alarms Tragic

  3. Bob G. says:

    What I can NEVER understand is that in MANY cities they GIVE AWAY smoke detectors, and people sweep ’em UP like they were going out-of-style_…and STILL when fire investigators check the dwellings, NONE of them work, or are “missing”.

    Where are they all going and WHY doesn’t this seem as much a priority to some folks unlike those new NIKES or “logo” cvlothing?

    I guess when we figure THAT out (as do they) scenarios such as this will become a LOT more rare.

    We can only hope.

    Roll safe out there.

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