A Puerto Rican father and his three children have been killed in a house fire in Philadelphia
The father of Puerto Rican and his three children died in a fire that broke out in their apartment in the Kensington area early Sunday morning. Philadelphia.
Were identified as victims Alexis Arroyo Rios And his sons Yatrial, Yamaliyar Y Alexander. According to CBSPhiladelphiaChildren 4, 9 and 12 years old.
Philadelphia authorities say three children have died after a fire broke out in two apartments on Hartville Street. The father’s body was later found.
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner, Adam Thiel, Officers said, leaving the apartment at 2:01 a.m. and arriving two minutes later. However, the intensity of the fire did not allow the victims to be rescued.
A man identified as Angel Rivera, A neighbor and friend of Arroyo Rio’s told ABC the man asked his wife to jump out the window to save himself. The mother of the children survived.
“He (Arroyo Rios) (his wife) said ‘run away’ … basically, as he told me, ‘jump out the window’, you know, (he said) ‘I’m going to look for the kids’ … but that’s it His last words, ”Rivera said in a video shared by the Associated Press.
The fire was brought under control around 2.30am on Sunday. The cause is under investigation, Thiel told a news conference.
“There is a fire problem in Philadelphia and we need your help,” Commissioner Thiel told the public. So far this year, 21 people, including four Puerto Ricans, have been killed in a fire in Philadelphia.
Five days after the New Year’s celebration, 12 people were killed in a fire that broke out in an apartment building north of downtown near the Philadelphia Art Museum. Nine children died, which has been described as the worst fire in the city in more than a century.