Philly of­fi­cials: Boy pulled from burn­ing home dies

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

PHILADEL­PHIA >> Philadel­phia of­fi­cials say a boy res­cued from an early morn­ing house fire has died.

The boy, whose name was not im­me­di­ately re­leased, was one of five peo­ple taken to hos­pi­tals from the fire in the south­west­ern part of the city early Thurs­day morn­ing. Philly.com re­ports fire­fight­ers found the el­e­men­tary school-aged boy on the sec­ond floor of the burn­ing build­ing and car­ried him out.

Au­thor­i­ties say a man de­scribed as the boy’s grand­fa­ther was also res­cued from the home.

As­sis­tant Fire Chief An­thony Snei­dar Jr. says the fire had been go­ing on for some time in the two-story build­ing be­fore fire­fight­ers ar­rived. The boy died at a hos­pi­tal about 20 min­utes after the fire was de­clared un­der con­trol.

The cause of the fire is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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