Two killed in Philly-area house fire

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CHESTER (AP) – Authorities say a house fire just outside Philadelphia has left two people dead and a third person critically injured. Several firefighters also suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the blaze.


The fire broke out at the home in Chester around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and firefighters say there were people trapped inside. The blaze was quickly brought under control, but authorities say at least two people have been killed. A third person has been critically injured and was taken to a hospital.


Authorities also say two firefighters were hurt, but that their injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.


The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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