Seven children who passed away in the horrific Philadelphia apartment complex fire have been pictured.
Twelve people, including eight children, died in the fire that erupted at 860 North 23rd Street in Fairmount, Philadelphia, on Wednesday morning.
It has since the tragic event been revealed that two sisters, 30-year-old Virginia Thomas and 33-year-old Rosalee McDonald, were among the victims.
Now, it has also come to light that seven out of the sisters’ eleven children had perished in the blaze.
Among the little angels who lost their lives after a fire broke out at the residential complex were three of McDonald’s six kids and four of Thomas’ four children.
Meanwhile, the authorities refuse to speculate on the potential cause of the fire. However, investigators are reportedly looking into the possibility that the blaze was started by a young child who accidentally set fire to a Christmas tree using a lighter.
“I know that we will hopefully be able to provide a specific origin and cause to this fire and to provide some answers to the loved ones and, really, to the city,” Philadelphia ATF head Matthew Varisco said.
While the case remains under investigation, fire experts have also confirmed they believe the blaze started on the second floor before spreading to other parts of the three-story duplex.
Fire chiefs also revealed that four smoke detectors and fire alarms in the building had failed even though they were allegedly all inspected and in good condition back in May according to the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Our thoughts remain with the victims of the fire and their families.
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