Philadelphia fire: Council president says lawsuit forced city to scale back occupancy limits long before blaze

The blaze killed eight children and four adults, according to Philadelphia Housing Authority President Kelvin Jeremiah.

He said he could not confirm reports that the blaze broke out after a 5-year-old inside played with a lighter near a Christmas tree – after the Philadelphia-ondersoeker uncovered the allegation in a search warrant linked to the case.

The homes were approved for intergenerational families, hy het gesê.

Philadelphia firefighters work at the scene of a deadly row house fire, Woensdag, Jan.. 5, 2022, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Foto/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia firefighters work at the scene of a deadly row house fire, Woensdag, Jan.. 5, 2022, in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Foto/Matt Rourke)

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