As Community Rallies Around Victims And Their Families, Mayor Nutter Visits Firehouse That Responded To Gesner Street Blaze
Late Thursday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter and Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison visited the neighborhood firehouse near where four children died in a recent fire.
A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.
For the first time we are hearing directly from the eyewitness who first spotted the flames.
Philadelphia Fire Officials have now released the 911 tapes of the first calls received alerting the fire department to a fire in the 6500 block of Gesner Street Saturday morning that killed four children.
Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.
And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.
There were heavy hearts at a Sunday morning service in Southwest Philadelphia. It was held in a church on on the same block of the deadly house fire that killed four young children and displaced dozens of residents.
A man high on opiates fell asleep on a motel couch while smoking a cigarette, touching off the March fire that killed him and three others, authorities said Wednesday.
Authorities say six people have been killed in a fast-moving fire that roared through a single-family home in New Jersey’s largest city.
Investigators say an electrical issue sparked a southern New Jersey house fire that killed a woman and sent six firefighters to the hospital.
Authorities say they will need to use DNA testing and other methods to positively identify the four people killed in a motel fire in Point Pleasant Beach.
The fire was reported at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Charles Street in Coatesville, Chester County.
The fire reportedly broke out around 9:30 a.m. on West Hansberry Street in Germantown.
The fire broke out at a home around 5 p.m. on the 4800 block of N. 9th Street, right off Roosevelt Boulevard.
A fire at a Delaware County home turned fatal Saturday night, as responding crews were unable to reach an elderly woman trapped inside.