Philadelphia girl, 7, succumbs to fire injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Fire officials say a 7-year-old girl has died a day after being trapped in a house fire in Southwest Philadelphia.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers tells The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) the department was informed Sunday morning that Raquibah Jeffries had been taken off life support.

Jeffries was found in a second-floor bathroom of the home on Saturday morning. Two other children were treated at a hospital and released.

Ayers says Jeffries was injured by heat and smoke after seeking shelter in the bathroom.

A total of six people were inside the home at the time of the blaze. Ayers says it had working smoke alarms.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,

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