1 Dead, 1 Missing in Fire That Destroyed Northeast Philadelphia House

One person is dead and another is missing after a fire swept through a home in Northeast Philadelphia on Friday evening, firefighters said.

Two brothers lived in the house on the 3200 block of Birch Road, according to neighbors, who added that they were reclusive. The missing brother is presumed to be dead.

Three firefighters were hurt at the scene, Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said. Their injuries were minor to moderate, but all were expected to be okay, he said.

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