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Two dead in South Philadelphia fire

"Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the community," the fire department said in a tweet early Saturday.

Philadelphia Fire Department firefighters work at the scene of an early-morning house fire that killed two people on the 1400 block of South 23rd Street in South Philadelphia on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Firefighters arrived around 4:50 a.m. to see “heavy fire” and had the fire under control around 5:30 a.m., a department spokesperson said.
Philadelphia Fire Department firefighters work at the scene of an early-morning house fire that killed two people on the 1400 block of South 23rd Street in South Philadelphia on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Firefighters arrived around 4:50 a.m. to see “heavy fire” and had the fire under control around 5:30 a.m., a department spokesperson said.Read moreTIM TAI / Staff Photographer

Two people are dead following a fire early Saturday in South Philadelphia's Point Breeze section, a Fire Department official said.

Firefighters responded to the 1400 block of South 23rd Street around 4:50 a.m., where they encountered heavy flames. The fire was placed under control at 5:30 a.m. The identities of the victims were not released.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the community," the department tweeted early Saturday.