PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An early morning fire in a south Philadelphia row home claimed the lives of two young children and left four others injured, including a critically injured infant, authorities said.

WPVI-TV reports that neighbors called 911 to report the blaze in the Grays Ferry section shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday.

Arriving fire crews reported flames shooting from the home and said three people jumped from the top floor. Firefighters rescued two others, including a 10-year-old girl pronounced dead just after 2 a.m. Saturday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, police said. Officials said a 3-year-old boy was found dead inside the home.

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel called it “a tragic morning."

A 9-moth-old girl with severe burns and smoke inhalation injuries was listed in critical condition along with an adult male, police said. A 24-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were listed as stable.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


This story has been corrected to correct age of girl who died as 10 rather than 9, and to remove age of adult male in critical condition.

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