Seven children among 13 killed in Philadelphia house fire after smoke alarms fail

Thirteen people, including seven children, have died in a house fire in Philadelphia after smoke alarms apparently failed to go off.

Firefighters arrived at a house converted into two apartments in the Fairmont neighbourhood at 6.40am local time on Wednesday.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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