Kenyatta issues statement on fire in Fairmount

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila., issued a statement on the fire that took place in the Fairmount Neighborhood of Philadelphia this morning that left at least 13 dead and two injured.

“I’m having a hard time finding the words to express my deep sorrow for the heartbreaking loss of at least 13 lives, including 7 children, in this morning’s fire in Philadelphia,” Kenyatta said. “That this tragedy, in the Fairmount section of the city, occurred so close to home weighs heavily on my heart, as we mourn those lost and are hopeful for those being treated in the hospital.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.