This story was updated at 8:45 a.m.
Retired Common Pleas Court Judge Anthony Defino was killed in a fire in his South Philadelphia home Sunday night, officials said Monday.
The fire in the house on the 2500 block of South 20th Street around 7 p.m. and firefighters battled the blaze for about 45 minutes before bringing it under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other injuries were reported.
"It looked like mostly the back of the house was really engulfed in flames bad. The third floor, it looked like one of the bedrooms or the attic, they had the hardest time putting it out. It kept raising," said Mario Leonardo, who lives across the street from DeFino, 86, and his wife. "It was a pretty bad fire. It raged for a while back there. It looked like it was coming out of the attic."