Tragic house blaze that killed 12 sparked by Christmas tree ignited by lighter

Tragic house blaze that killed 12 sparked by Christmas tree ignited by lighter

Tragic house blaze that killed 12 sparked by Christmas tree ignited by lighter

The Metro says A devastating house fire that killed 12 people – including nine children – was started when a Christmas tree was ignited by a lighter, investigators have said.

Philadephia Fire Department was called to a fire in the city’s Fairmount neighbourhood at around 6.40am on January 5, 2022.

Firefighters arrived on North 23rd Street to find flames and smoke billowing from the second floor of the three-storey building.

Despite getting the fire under control in less than an hour, 12 people tragically died in the blaze, including nine children.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/12/philly-blaze-that-killed-12-sparked-by-christmas-tree-being-ignited-15906580/


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