Investigators rule fatal fire an arson in Frankford

Authorities are ruling a fire that broke out in the Frankford section of the city an arson. 

One person has died while two residents were rescued off the back roof of a home on the 4700 block of Oakland Street.

The two-alarm fire is under control, but firefighters are still searching for potential victims. 

The body of 52-year-old Michael Zappile was found on the front porch of the home by the fire marshall. 

The fire also damaged two houses.

Firefighters say battling the elements has been especially difficult with snowy streets making travel tough.


For the latest local news, sports and weather, download the FOX 29 News app.


Sign up for emails from FOX 29, including our daily Good Day Digest newsletter