Man dies attempting to rescue wife from house fire in Upper Darby

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Man dies attempting to rescue wife from house fire in Upper Darby. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 10 p.m. on January 5, 2019.

Officials say a man died after he went searching for his wife when flames erupted at a house in Upper Darby.

The fire started around 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the garage of a home in the 6900 block of Aberdeen Road.

Two men were working on a Range Rover in that garage when the smoke and fire erupted.

One man ran across the street to call for help, and the other went to find his wife.

The wife managed to escape the home, but the man was found dead inside.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about a half hour.

One neighbor was overcome with emotion. "It's sad, just sad, I'm sad, very sad. He's a hard working good man, good boy, he do everything for me," said Howard Mammie of Upper Darby.

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