A woman was killed early Monday in a fire that that ripped through a West Philadelphia row house.
The fire at 819 N. Holly St. was reported about 3:45 a.m. and firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control while contending with bone chilling cold and icing of their equipment.
A spokesman for the Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Yvonne Floyd, 68. She was found inside the house. Public records indicate that she lived there.
The home was tucked between two vacant row houses and officials said that may have delayed the fire being reported. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.