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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.

07/10/2014

(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

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Liberian Ambassador Visits Scene Of Fatal Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

For the first time we are hearing directly from the eyewitness who first spotted the flames.

07/08/2014

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Fire Officials Release 911 Tapes In Fatal Southwest Philadelphia Blaze

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.

07/08/2014

(Mamasa Sherif and her husband, Peter Alpha, have a difference of opinion over the fire department's response to the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Controversy Persists Over Fire Dept. Response to Fatal SW Phila. Fire

Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.

07/08/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in Philadelphia City Hall about last Saturday's fatal fire in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Promise Transparency In Fatal Fire Follow-Up

And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.

07/08/2014

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Prayers, Donations Pour In For Victims Of Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

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.

07/06/2014

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‘Impaired’ Man Sparked Jersey Shore Motel Fire That Killed 4

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.

07/02/2014

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6 Killed In House Fire In Newark, New Jersey

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.

06/15/2014

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Prosecutors: Fatal South Toms River House Fire Ruled An Accident

Investigators say an electrical issue sparked a southern New Jersey house fire that killed a woman and sent six firefighters to the hospital.

05/06/2014

Scene of deadly motel fire in Ocean County, N.J. on March 21, 2014. (credit: Cleve Bryan)

No IDs Yet In Jersey Shore Motel Fire That Killed 4

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.

03/23/2014

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1 Dead In Coatesville Fire

The fire was reported at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Charles Street in Coatesville, Chester County.

03/12/2014

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Woman Found Dead After Germantown Apartment Fire

The fire reportedly broke out around 9:30 a.m. on West Hansberry Street in Germantown.

02/20/2014

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Teen Boy With Autism Dies After Row Home Fire In Logan

The fire broke out at a home around 5 p.m. on the 4800 block of N. 9th Street, right off Roosevelt Boulevard.

02/17/2014

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Fatal House Fire In Delaware County

A fire at a Delaware County home turned fatal Saturday night, as responding crews were unable to reach an elderly woman trapped inside.

02/15/2014

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