North Philadelphia House Fire Claims Lives Of 2 Adults And Baby

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A North Philadelphia house fire has claimed three lives.

A one-alarm North Philadelphia row house fire at 2706 West Seltzer Street has claimed the lives of 26-year-old Curtis Singleton, 25-year-old Nyasha Vicks, and their six-month old infant girl.

Authorities say the fire in a home at 2706 West Seltzer Street was reported at 3:16 a.m. The flames were declared under control 20 minutes later.

All three were pronounced dead on arrival at Temple University Hospital.

Residents of some surrounding dwellings were displaced.

Firefighters say there were two smoke detectors in the home, but one had no battery and the other had a dead battery.

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers told reporters at the scene that the flames appeared to have started in the kitchen. The cause remains under investigation.

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Reported By Jericka Duncan, CBS 3; Al Novack, KYW Newsradio.

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  1. LauraB says:

    These deaths could have so simply been avoided. Twice a year every year, change your smoke detector’s batteries. They are not there as an annoyance when you burrn toast, they are there to save your lives.
    Have a backup plan in place no matter where you live in case you can’t go out the front door. Go to your local hardware store and get an emergency escape kit.

  2. Steve says:

    May these fine people rest in peace!

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