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Woman, Children Dead in Philadelphia Rowhome Fire

Three dead in Friday evening blaze

(Philadelphia Fire Department photo, Twitter @PhillyFireDept)

Shawnette Wilson, FOX 29, with permission

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) – Officials say a woman and two children have died in a row home fire in Southwest Philadelphia.

It happened on the 2000 block of Bonnaffon Street shortly after 6:30 p.m Friday and was placed under control at 7:03 p.m.

A 40-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. A 4-year-old boy and 1-year-old boy were taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where they died, according to investigators.

About 20 apparatus and 57 PFD members responded to the scene.

The cause remains under investigation.