Authorities said a woman and her three children were killed after a house fire in North Philadelphia due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
The Philadelphia Health Department identified the victims: Bitzida Suarez, Alexander Montanez, Yaneli Martinez and Lionel Martinez. The 35-year-old woman, 18-year-old Montanez, the 11-year-old girl and the 8-year-old boy were sentenced to death by accident.
Fire crews were called in the rows of the house in Kensington shortly before 8 am and reported the flames and smoke billowing from the first and second floors. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said about 60 firefighters, paramedics and support workers responded to the fire. He said the 35-year-old was found downstairs and the 18-year-old was found upstairs. They were all pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.