Man killed in Point Breeze fire

January 18, 2009 7:46:14 AM PST
A man is dead after an overnight blaze in the city's Point Breeze section. Firefighters were called out to the 2000 block of Watkins Road around 2:15 a.m. where they found flames shooting from the first floor of a 2-story row home.

Crews went to work battling the flames in the freezing temperatures and quickly brought the blaze under control.

Firefighters located a man, said to be in his 40's, inside of the home and brought him out to waiting medics.

He was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 2:47.

Still no word on how the fire started.

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