Fire Claims Resident

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fatal house fire on Rae Street in Philadelphia at 2:23 a.m. Sunday.

Fire Capt. Johnnie Osborne said the victim was a black male about 40 years old.

Osborne said when the Philadelphia Fire Department arrived, neighbors said they did not think anyone was inside.

The victim and his wife had just started moving in and the electricity and water had not yet been connected.

The body of the victim has been sent to Jackson for an autopsy.


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