Woman found dead after Germantown house fire

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Friday, June 19, 2015

GERMANTOWN (WPVI) -- A woman's body was found after crews put out a house fire in Philadelphia's Germantown section.

The fire began at 1:00 a.m. Friday on the 5600 block of Bloyd Street.

Firefighters had difficulty gaining access to the home because the windows were heavily fortified.

At one point flames shot 30 to 40 feet in the air.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the fire under control.

A woman's body was later found inside the rubble. No word on her identity.

Investigators say the home was filled with debris and believe it was a case of hoarding.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.