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3 Sisters and 9 children identified as victims of the Philadelphia row house fire, family says - Erie News Now

3 Sisters and 9 children identified as victims of the Philadelphia row house fire, family says - Erie News Now
By Amir Vera, Jason Hanna, Paul P. Murphy, Taylor Romine and Laura Dolan, CNN

PHA replaced smoke detectors in 2019 and 2020, official says Murphy initially told reporters that four smoke detectors were in the building, "and none of them operated." Murphy later indicated that Philadelphia Housing Authority records show that at least six battery-operated smoke detectors had been installed there from 2019 to 2020.Unit A of the apartment had seven smoke detectors and three carbon monoxide detectors at its last inspection, Indala said Thursday.Unit B had six functional smoke detectors and three functional carbon monoxide detectors as of its last inspection in May 2021, Indala said.

Two batteries and two smoke detectors were replaced in 2021, Indala said.Smoke detectors also were replaced in the B unit in an inspection in September 2019, according to Indala.

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