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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
2 Overnight Fires Claim 2 Lives
A man died in an early morning Port Richmond fire that looks like a case of arson, an official said. The fire, reported at 2:17 a.m., happened in the 1900 block of East Willard St. Firefighters arrived within four minutes, finding heavy fire and smoke coming from the two-story, middle-of-the-row home, according to Battalion Chief Willie Williams. People were evacuated from adjacent dwellings, and the fire was under control by 3 a.m. But the body of a man was found on the second floor -- the 29th fire fatality in the city this year. The fire has been determined to be a case of arson, Williams said. The property had no working smoke detector. In Camden, a man was found dead at a burning business. The fire at Paul's Auto Glass on 523 N. 27th Street was reported by a passerby just after 3 a.m., according to a fire official. The victim, in his late 60s or early 70s, was found in an upstairs bedroom. His identity was being withheld. The cause is under investigation.