Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Philadelphia Leaves 4 Dead – News release states that a woman and her three children were killed after a row home fire in North Philadelphia over the weekend died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The victims were identified by the Philadelphia Department of Health on Wednesday as Betzaida Suarez, 35, Alexander Montanez, 18, Yanely Martinez, 11, and 8 years old Yoniel Martinez. Their deaths were all ruled accidental. abc6ActionNews reported that Crews were called to the blaze at the row home in the Kensington neighborhood shortly before 8 a.m. on Saturday, 5th of September 2020 and reported heavy flames and smoke coming from the first and second floors.
According to abc6ActionNews, Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel said about 60 firefighters, paramedics and support workers responded to the fire. He said Betzaida Suarez was found downstairs and the 18-year-old, her children were found upstairs. All were declared dead at the scene. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.