Old City's Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After RebuildThe renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.
Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another YearThe fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.
Following September Blaze, Phila. Officials Probe Condition of City's Fire VehiclesCouncilmembers questioned the city's fleet manager, Christopher Cocci, concerning the September blaze that heavily damaged a firehouse at 4th and Arch Streets.