'Absolutely tragic morning:' 2 dead, third critical after West Oak Lane row home fire

Two people are dead and one is in critical condition after an early morning row home fire in West Oak Lane.

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel explained firefighters were called to the 6700 block of North 17th Street at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Two people were rescued from the burning structure. A 64-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene while a 74-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Temple University Hospital.

A 17-year-old girl is in critical condition at Einstein Hospital. 

Two people are dead and a third is critical after early morning row home fire in West Oak Lane

“Absolutely a tragic morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the neighborhood and the folks are who still affected by this incident," Commissioner Thiel said. 

It took crews about a half hour to bring the fire under control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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