Philadelphia child succumbs to fire injuries

    Fire officials say a 7-year-old girl has died a day after being trapped in a house fire in Southwest Philadelphia.

    Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the department was informed Sunday morning that Raquibah Jeffries had been taken off life support.

    Jeffries was found in a second-floor bathroom of the home on Saturday morning. Two other children were treated at a hospital and released.

    Ayers says Jeffries was injured by heat and smoke after seeking shelter in the bathroom.

    A total of six people were inside the home at the time of the blaze. Ayers says it had working smoke alarms.

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