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Retired judge dies in South Philadelphia fire

Anthony DeFino, 86, was killed in the blaze on the 2500 block of South 20th Street.

A fire South Philadelphia on Sunday killed a retired judge. Credit: Metro file photo A fire South Philadelphia on Sunday killed a retired judge.
Credit: Metro file photo

A retired judge died in a South Philadelphia house fire Sunday night.

Anthony DeFino, 86, was killed in the blaze on the 2500 block of South 20th Street, 6ABC Action News reports. The fire started about 7 p.m.

DeFino served as Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge for 19 years before he retired in 2007.

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Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from the home's second and third floors. It took only about a half-hour to bring the fire under control.

 
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