Woman found dead after Germantown house fire

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A woman was found dead after a house fire in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. (WPVI)

A woman was found dead after a house fire in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

The fire started just before 9 p.m. Saturday at 222 East Price Street.

Upon arrival, officials reported smoke and heavy fire showing from the rear of the three-story house.

The fire was brought under control in about 40 minutes, officials say.

Officials say the woman was found dead in the basement.

A second victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center. No word on their condition.

The building is believed to be a vacant property.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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