Elderly woman killed in house fire in Chestnut Hill

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Elderly woman killed in house fire in Chestnut Hill. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 11:30 p.m. on January 19, 2019.

Philadelphia fire crews are investigating a house blaze that killed an elderly woman in the Chestnut Hill section.

The fire broke out before 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of West Moreland Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to heavy flames showing from the first and second floor of a 2-story home.

Crews managed to get the blaze under control within twenty minutes

The victim was taken to Einstein Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the woman's name.

No working smoke alarms were found in the home.

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