PHILADELPHIA - An early morning house fire in Mercer County has claimed lives of a baby girl and her grandmother and left several people hospitalized.
Emergency crews responded to reports of a fire at a two-and-a-half-story duplex on the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue shortly before 4 a.m.
Firefighters arrived to find flames coming from the home, and the roof partially collapsed.
The Mercer County Prosecutor's office says a nine-month-old girl and a woman in her 40s were found deceased in the home and three others were transported to the hospital.
Family members at the scene Friday morning described the adult victim as a grandmother. Authorities confirmed those details later in the morning Friday.
Red Cross officials on the scene tell FOX 29 they are assisting three families that have been displaced by the fire
The cause of the fire and the circumstances of the victim's deaths both remain under investigation.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article cited family members in reported that a second young child was also deceased. Authorities have not reported any other fatalities at this time.