Kensington Fire

Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with Dray Clark and Erika von Tiehl about the two firefighters who did in a Kensington warehouse fire.

Nutter: Firefighter Deaths Terrible Loss For City, Fire Dept., Families

Appearing on Eyewitness News on the CW-Philly, this morning, Nutter said the city will continue to pursue all possible legal action against the property owners, including “outstanding taxes, where the owners are, what they’re doing — their failure to respond to at least three violation notices that we sent. We know that they received them.”



Councilwoman: Vacant Kensington Warehouse Victim Of Recession

City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, whose district includes the site of the fire, says New York Developers three years ago purchased the building with some grand plans.


A memorial outside Engine 7, Ladder 10, honoring fallen firefighters Lieutenant Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Outpouring Of Support For Families Of Fallen Firefighters

A message on the firehouse’s Facebook page reads, “Thank you to everyone for your loving support during this most difficult time.”