Sources say as many as 13 people have died following a fire inside of a three-story row home in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood Wednesday morning.
The blaze was reported at 6.38am in the 800 block of North 23rd Street in the Fairmount neighborhood of the city, a residential street where row homes are divided into apartments.
Firefighters took 50 minutes to subdue the flames but they remain at the scene.
FOX3 Now in Philadelphia reports 13 people are dead including ‘several’ children.
One survivor is a 36-year-old man who is in the hospital with second degree burns to his legs. A mother and child are also believed to have escaped and are in the hospital.
The building where the fire occurred comprises of two apartments and the blaze is understood to have started on the second floor of the three-story building at 6am.
It is then believed to have spread to the third floor.
The cause of the fire and ages or identities of the victims remains unconfirmed.
The Philadelphia Fire Department have not yet confirmed how many are dead or injured.