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Ignited at the Christmas tree: possible cause of house fire

A fire in a Philadelphia apartment building on Wednesday killed twelve people, including eight children. According to one report, a five-year-old was said to have played with fire around the Christmas tree.

Philadelphia – After the severe house fire with twelve dead in the US east coast city of Philadelphia, there are indications of the cause of the fire, according to a media report.

A five-year-old boy who survived the inferno told police, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, that he started the fire by playing with a lighter and lighting the Christmas tree. The newspaper relies on the investigators’ records.

In the fire in the house in the US state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday at least twelve people were killed, including eight children. The flames were largely under control by the fire brigade after around 50 minutes. There were four smoke alarms in the house, but none of them worked. dpa

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