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August 21, 2014, 6:06 am

Official: Wiring to blame for fatal Philly fire

PHILADELPHIA — Investigators say wiring is to blame for a house fire that killed two young children and two adults in west Philadelphia.

Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers says the fire marshal determined the April 16 blaze was caused by non-permanent electrical wiring. A 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy were killed, along with a 23-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man. Fire officials say they found no smoke detectors in the home.

Investigators also announced that cooking was to blame for a Sunday, April 15 fire that killed a 4-year-old child and a 79-year-old woman in north Philadelphia.

No cause has been announced for a warehouse fire that led to the deaths of two firefighters last week. Sixty-year-old Lt. Robert Neary and 25-year-old firefighter Daniel Sweeney were killed in a building collapse while battling that blaze. -- (AP)