4 Children Killed in Massive Fire

Four children were killed and 42 people were displaced after a massive fire destroyed eight homes in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning. Check out photos from the scene of the devastating blaze.

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Four children were killed and 42 people were displaced after a massive fire destroyed eight homes in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning. Check out photos from the scene of the devastating blaze. Patrick Sanyeah comforts Comfort Bowah (left) and Elinor Jacque (right). All three have loved ones who died in the Gesner Street fire. Patrick and Elinor are the parents of Taj Jacque and Patrick Sanyeah, both of whom who died in the fire.
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Comfort Bowah shows Philly rapper Meek Mill the where the fire damage is on Gesner Street.
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Fire victims Julie Bowah (left) and her sister Naomi Bowah reunite at 65th and Gesner Street. Julie was released from the hospital Tuesday.
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Teenamarie Shaw is comforted by her husband Maurice Anderson as a worker enters her burned home to retrieve her purse.
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Naomi Bowah, 12, escaped from a burning home at 6518 Gesner St. -- where four children were killed. Bowah arrives back in the neighborhood and is welcomed by her uncle Preston Jacque (right).
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Fire victims Taj Jacque and Patrick Sanyeah.
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A burned mattress adorns the sidewalk. Nine families and 32 people have been displaced by the fire.
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Rasheeda Seward was able to salvage photos from her home on Gesner Street the day after a deadly 3-alarm fire.
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Jeff Boone awoke to a major blaze on his block and helped some of his Gesner Street neighbors escape the fire.
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Mayor Michael Nutter greets fire victims and neighbors on Gesner Street.
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Heng Wong and his family visit the fire scene and notice that homes across the street have cracked windows and melted siding.
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Rasheeda Seward is comforted by neighbors. Seward lives at 6524 Gesner Street. She came home early from vacation to see the damage that the fire caused.
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Able Dahn looks at the fire scene and cries, "We are not safe in Philly." He was an uncle to the twin 4-year-old girls that died.
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Liberian ambassador Jeremiah Suluteh (left) talks with Liberian community member Stephen Logba on Gesner Street.
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Charred remnants of items that were once inside the homes in the 6500 block of Gesner Street.
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Ali Altidor takes photos of the fire damage on his green Subaru. The side paneling melted due to the heavy heat.
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Tameka Harrington looks across the street to the home where four children died. Harrington's children played with the deceased.
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The Liberian community is rocked by the deaths of 4 small children on Gesner Street. The majority of the residents living in that area are from the West African country.
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Restoration workers begin clearing and cleaning the fire damage on Gesner Street.
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Tamba S. Lebbie leaves after retrieving items from his home on Gesner Street. He jumped from a second floor window to escape the fire.
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1-month-old Taj Jacque and 4-year-old Patrick Sanyeah
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Julie Bowah, 11, is comforted by family members as she arrives on Gesner Street after her hospital discharge.
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Three boys each pick out a teddy bear from home to take to growing memorial for the Gesner Street fire victims.
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Cars melted across the street from the fire
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Donations have poured into the Christ International Baptist Church for victims of the Gesner Street fire.
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Keisha Burgess expresses her discontent with the Philadelphia Fire Department's response to the Gesner Street fire, which claimed four lives.
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Peter Elpha and Keisha Burgess (right) discuss the fire response on Gesner Street.
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Four children were killed and 42 people were displaced after a massive fire destroyed eight homes in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning. Check out photos from the scene of the devastating blaze.
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