South Philadelphia fire kills elderly man

A house fire killed an elderly man in South Philadelphia on Monday.  Credit: Getty Images
A house fire killed an elderly man in South Philadelphia on Monday.
Credit: Getty Images

A 72-year-old Army veteran died in a South Philadelphia fire Monday morning.

The victim died trying to fight a fire that broke out in the kitchen of his home on the 500 block of Watkins Street about 8:30 a.m., NBC10 reports.

No surrounding homes in the Southwark neighborhood were damaged in the fire.


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