While officials have yet to officially identify any of those who died late Friday night after a fire erupted in a Southwest Philadelphia duplex, members of the Liberian community and others have helped piece together the relationships of the victims.
Three--a 26-year-old woman, a 24-year-old man and a teenage female--were children of the woman, a Liberian immigrant, who sparked the fire as she poured fuel, possibly gasoline, into a portable heater. The woman was apparently hosting some type of holiday gathering, and was in the midst of renovating the basement of the duplex at 6418 Elmwood Avenue, where the fire began.
Two--7-year-old Mariam Dosso and 8-year-old Ramere Dosso--were children of Inza Dosso, a Philadelphia parking attendant who immigrated from the Ivory Coast. His estranged wife dropped the children off at the home but was not there when the fire erupted. She is now involved in a relationship with the 24-year-old man who died in the blaze.
One--a one-year-old toddler--was the child of Dosso's estranged wife and the 24-year-old male victim.
One--a Liberian named Henry Gbokoloi, 54--was the brother of Harris Murphy, another Liberian immigrant who managed to escape the basement.