The American Red Cross and the Philadelphia Fire Department are partnering in an effort to eliminate fire deaths in the city.
The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania has teamed up with Red Paw Emergency Relief, an animal safety organization, for “Fire Safe Fridays.”
Philadelphia fire officials say fewer people died in fires in 2012 than at any other time in the city’s history. But they’re hoping to get the number lower still.
Four people are dead after a pre-dawn rowhouse fire near 5200 Chancellor St. in West Philadelphia. Two of the dead are children.
The early morning blaze on Chancellor Street in West Philadelphia brought the number of fire deaths over the weekend to six, and marked a huge jump in the 2012 fire fatality total.