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February 14, 2015

Victim ID'd in SW Philly fire

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Fire in Southwest Philly 6 ABC/Yahoo News

Firefighters at the home on the 5300 block of Kingsessing Avenue where the fire occurred.

A fire that broke out in a Southwest Philadelphia home has taken a man's life, 6 ABC reports

The fire began around 10:30 p.m. Friday on the 5300 block of Kingsessing Avenue, and officials think the blaze was sparked by a kerosene heater the man was using to keep warm. The home did not have any working smoke detectors, according to police.

The 6 ABC report states that this is the fifth fire fatality this year. reports that police identified the victim as 56-year-old Eric Brockenborough.