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Radio traffic: 13 dead, including 7 children in Philly rowhouse fire

Fire Wednesday morning on North 23rd Street in the Fairmount section of the city

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The Philadelphia Fire Department says seven children are among at least 13 dead after a house fire erupted in the Fairmount section of the city on Wednesday morning.

A fire official said the number of fatalities is “dynamic,” indicating the number of those killed could change as the recovery continues.

“Without a doubt one of the most tragic days in our city’s history,” Mayor Jim Kenney said at a news conference.

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