Firefighters found a man dead Thursday after they put out a blaze in a house in Philadelphia’s Juniata Park section.
The fire in the house on the 4300 block of Bennington Street was reported shortly before midnight and arriving units reported finding heavy smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story rowhouse, officials said. The fire was declared under control about 12:15 a.m.
Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel told reporters at the scene that firefighters making a secondary search of the house found the body of the man, whose name was not released. He was reported to be 67 years old.