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‘Boots On The Ground’ Helping Emergency Personnel In Camden

A series of fires in abandoned buildings in Camden last year has led state officials to develop a pilot program to locate and identify hazardous materials left behind in vacant buildings.

08/29/2012

(The former Gretz Brewery, on Germantown Avenue, is one of about 25,000 abandoned buildings in Philadelphia.  File photo)

With Death of Firefighters, Philadelphia’s Blight Becomes More Urgent Issue

The Thomas Buck building, where the fire that killed two firefighters on Monday started, is just one of about 25,000 vacant properties in Philadelphia that create safety hazards in neighborhoods.

04/10/2012