Fern Rock house fire leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

One person was killed and another was injured in an early morning house fire in Fern Rock.
Philadelphia Fire Department

A person was killed and another was hospitalized after a fire broke out early Monday inside a rowhouse in the Fern Rock neighborhood, authorities said.

Crews responded at around 12:15 a.m. to the 6000 block of N. 12th Street and were able to control the blaze within a half hour, according to a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Officials did not provide information about the victims, though multiple media sources reported that a man died in the fire and a woman was injured. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the flames.

The blaze happened about 12 hours before President Joe Biden visited a Fairmount firehouse to announce $22.4 million in federal funding for the city to reopen the station and two other companies that were shuttered in the aftermath of the 2008 recession.