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Philadelphia fire kills 4 kids, engulfs 10 houses

July 5, 2014
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say fire raced through a row of two-story homes in Philadelphia, killing 4-year-old twin girls, a 4-year-old boy and a baby and engulfing at least 10 houses.

The twin's mother, 41-year-old Dewen Bowah, told police she was in the home with seven children early Saturday and managed to get three out when the fire broke out. But she couldn't save her daughters, Maria and Marialla Bowah, or 1-month-old Taj Jacque and 4-year-old Patrick Sanyeah. The boys' mother wasn't in the home at the time.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but witnesses say it may have begun on a couch on the porch

The Red Cross said 42 people were displaced by the fire.



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