Woman, 98, dies in house fire
PHILADELPHIA A 98-year-old woman perished in a West Philadelphia rowhouse fire Sunday afternoon, the second elderly woman to die in a house fire in the region over the weekend.
Police said the woman was found dead on the second floor of a house in the 5700 block of Poplar Street, where a fire was reported at 4:50 p.m. The fire marshal is investigating.
An 86-year-old woman died Saturday night when fire raced through the house she occupied on the 300 block of East Leamy Avenue in Springfield, Delaware County. Authorities have not identified the victim or determined a cause of the fire.
- Andrew Maykuth