Open flame caused deadly high-rise fire in Philadelphia

October 22, 2012 8:49:38 PM PDT
Fire investigators say a mother's effort to heat her home caused the blaze that claimed her son's life.

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says Tasha Rose was using two rear open-flame burners on her stove to warm her 6th floor apartment at the West Park Apartments in Powelton last week.

She left the unit for a short time and found flames when she returned.

Rose tried to save her two young boys, but could only find 3-year-old Tyheed.

The other, 4-year-old Tymere, was found lifeless under a bed where he'd been hiding.

Investigators believe the boys were playing in the kitchen when an object made contact with those open flames and caught fire.

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