Mourning Philadelphia Fire Victims

Dear Students and Colleagues,

On behalf of the entire Drexel community, I want to express our deepest sympathy for the victims of the house fire early this morning in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood that claimed the lives of 12 people, including eight children.

The scale of a tragedy like this is difficult to comprehend, and its impact undoubtedly will be felt across this community and around the city.

As we follow the official efforts to determine the factors surrounding this fire, our thoughts and prayers are with those whose lives were lost, their families and the entire Philadelphia community.


John Fry

*This message was updated in response to the latest available information.

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