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Funeral services held for 12 people killed in Philadelphia fire

Three sisters — Rosalee McDonald, Virginia Thomas and Quinsha White — and nine of their children died in the blaze.

By The Associated Press

A Christmas tree caused the blaze that killed 12 people in Philadelphia, officials said

A lighter ignited a Christmas tree and caused one of the deadliest fires in Philadelphia’s history.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

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Fire victims left lasting impression at Philadelphia school

The principal of a Philadelphia school that lost five current or former students in a house fire that killed a dozen family members said it would be “a long, long time” before the community recovers.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Investigators look into whether a 5-year-old might have started the deadly Philadelphia blaze

ATF specialists and other investigators took photos and combed through the charred, three-story brick duplex owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

By Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press, Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press and Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Investigators search for cause of Philadelphia house fire that killed 12

The city’s deadliest single blaze in more than a century took the lives of eight children.

By The Associated Press

Amid COVID-19 pandemic and rain delays, Mummers strut in Philly

Costumed revelers strutted and danced down Philadelphia’s still-wet main Market and Broad streets to the tunes of string bands or pop songs.

By The Associated Press