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Mothers charged after boy, 2, saved from Philadelphia roof

Authorities say two mothers have been charged after a 2-year-old boy was rescued from the roof of a three-story home in northeast Philadelphia.

Police said they rushed to the third floor of the Frankford home shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday after the boy was spotted.

He was pulled to safety through a third-story window. A 1-year-old boy trying to climb out the window was also rescued.

Police said the toddlers had been left home alone. Both mothers were charged with endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person

The 2-year-old’s mother, 22-year-old Cleaira Bell, is charged as an adult. The younger child’s 17-year-old mother is charged as a juvenile.

A listed number for Bell couldn’t be found Tuesday and it was unclear whether she had an attorney.

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