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1 dead, 1 injured in Port Richmond house fire

Saturday, December 29, 2012

One person is dead and another person is hospitalized after fire broke out in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia Friday night.

Fire crews were called out to the 2000 block of East Madison Street just after 9:00 p.m.

Officials say fire broke out in the rear of a three story twin. Firefighters rescued a 60-year-old woman, but a 51-year-old man died from his injuries.

The woman was taken to Temple University Hospital with smoke inhalation.

There is no word on the cause of the fire.

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