Gesner Street Fire

Year In Review: 4 Children Killed In Southwest Philly FireGesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia became a household name this summer when a fast-moving fire claimed the lives of four children.
SW Philly Church Collects Supplies For Children Displaced By Deadly FireA Southwest Philadelphia Church is holding a celebration today for the children displaced following last month's deadly fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia.
Wake Held For Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia FireFamily and friends bid a final farewell to four children who lost their lives in a massive rowhome fire.
Fire Officials: Cause Of Gesner Street Blaze That Killed 4 Children 'Undetermined'Four-year-old twins Maria and Marialla Bowah and brothers four-year-old Patrick Sanyeah and seven-week-old Taj Jacque died in the early morning hours on July 5, when the fire broke out at the rowhome.
Free Concert Held To Benefit Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philadelphia FireWhile all money raised at the show at the First Baptist Church of Paschall would be given to the families affected by the fire, Pastor Eric Simmons says the night was more about lifting the spirits of a community that was hurt, and at times angry.
Local Artists To Host Free Concert Benefiting Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philly FireSeveral well-known gospel artists will pay tribute at a fundraiser Monday night.
Vigil Held To Remember 4 Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia FireWith a song and a prayer, the victims, families and community leaders stood in solidarity Thursday evening. They called it a night to start the healing process.
Father Of Children Who Perished In Gesner Street Fire Receives Letter From MayorSanyeah reflects on a letter from the Mayor, who expressed sadness, sympathy and said firefighters did everything they could to save lives and the city would fully investigate the blaze. Sanyeah, still grieving, spent an hour meeting with Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, which he calls positive.
EXCLUSIVE: Heroic Mother Of Children Who Perished In Gesner Street Fire Speaks To Eyewitness NewsDewen Bowah, her voice barely audible after a week of hospitalization for burns and other injuries, spoke exclusively to CBS 3’s Walt Hunter about the horrifying moments early on the morning of July 5th.
Plea For Monetary Donations To Help Families of Gesner Street FireIn-kind donations have poured in to help the displaced victims of the fire that killed four young children last Saturday, but the current focus is on money for funerals and resettlement expenses.
As Community Rallies Around Victims And Their Families, Mayor Nutter Visits Firehouse That Responded To Gesner Street BlazeLate Thursday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter and Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison visited the neighborhood firehouse near where four children died in a recent fire.
Liberian Ambassador to US Meets With Philadelphia City Council Over Fatal FireAmbassador Sulunteh was critical of Mayor Nutter, specifically the mayor's claim that the some in the Liberian community have spread misinformation about the fire department's response time.
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