Kensington Fire

Nine People Displaced After Fire Destroys Kensington HomeFlames broke out around 11:15 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the home along the 3000 block of North Lee Street near Front Street.
Firefighters Union: Photos Show No Collapse Zone Around Fatal Kensington Warehouse FireThe city has said a collapse zone was established at the site of the fatal fire, but at a City Hall news conference on Thursday, leaders of Firefighters Local 22 said their photographs indicate otherwise.
Nutter Defends Ayers as Firefighters' Union Demands Commissioner's ResignationFirefighters' Union Local 22 contends that Ayers and his two top deputies were guilty of incompetence and indifference, and should resign or be suspended.
Local Officials and Fireman's Widow Call For More Federal Funds For Firefighters"You need to follow and make sure these funds are not delegated for anything other than to stop these brownouts, to support our firemen," said Diane Neary, whose husband Robert was killed in a warehouse fire last month in Kensington.
Phila. Firefighters Killed Last Month Honored at Annual Fallen Heroes CeremonyPhiladelphia's annual remembrance for fallen heroes took on an especially somber tone as the families of two firefighters killed in the line of duty last month laid wreaths at the Living Flame memorial service.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Plan Tougher Controls On Vacant, Fire-Prone PropertiesThe Kensington warehouse blaze earlier this month that claimed the lives of two Philadelphia firefighters is still having a ripple effect through city government.
Owners of Warehouse Where Firefighters Died Have Been Making Good On Back TaxesThe implication from a city statement shortly after the fatal fire was that the warehouse owners were huge tax deadbeats.
Federal Safety Board Gathering Info From Blaze That Killed 2 FirefightersPhiladelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers says representatives from NIOSH -- the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health -- are here as part of an ongoing evaluation of dangers that firefighters face.
Grand Jury Will Probe Warehouse Blaze That Killed 2 Philadelphia FirefightersIn a statement, the district attorney's office confirmed that it will submit evidence gathered in the April 9th fire to an investigating grand jury for review and possible charges.
A Fuming Mayor Nutter Backs Full Probe Into Blaze That Killed FirefightersThe mayor says he knows the owners of the building in which two firefighters died this month had received three violation notices and never responded.
Neighbors Remember Fallen Firefighters At Candlelight Vigil In KensingtonHundreds of neighbors held a community vigil in Kensington on Sunday evening to honor the memory of two Philadelphia firefighters who were killed in a devastating warehouse fire on Monday.
Wakes Held Today For 2 Firefighters Killed In Kensington FireLocal 22 President Bill Gault says the funerals will be massive. "I expect about 2,000 to 3,000 firefighters from across the United States and Canada here and probably two hundred to three hundred pieces of apparatus."