Two brothers, ages two and four, died alongside their mother and grandfather when a fire broke out in their home today in the early morning hours. Though firefighters were able to get the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, it wasn't fast enough to save the lives of the family. Firefighters found no evidence of a working fire alarm in the home, which might have warned them in time to escape. The boys' father apparently tried to rescue them when he returned home from work, but was beaten back by the intense flames.
More about the fatal fire from the Philadelphia Inquirer.