Kensington Warehouse Fire

(The fire at the Buck Hosiery Company, in Kensington, took the lives of Philadelphia firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  File photo)

Phila. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Lying To Fire Investigators

Richard Knellinger, 42, has accepted a plea deal stemming from his appearance before a grand jury investigating the 2012 five-alarmer that killed two firefighters.

07/14/2014

(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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EXCLUSIVE: Firefighter’s Widow, Union Ask DA To Reconsider Decision To Not Criminally Charge Building Owners In Deadly Warehouse Blaze

Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary, expressed her concern about a decision announced Monday by District Attorney Seth Williams, not to file criminal charges against the owners of a vacant, dilapidated Kensington warehouse that burned and collapsed killing Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.

02/04/2014

(Philadelphia firefighters' union president Joe Schulle calls for prosecution of the owners of a building where two firefighters died in 2012.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Firefighters’ Union Demands Prosecution of Building Owners in Deadly 2012 Fire

Local 22 president Joe Schulle says the families of firefighters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney were devastated by the DA’s announcement that no charges would be filed in connection with the fire at the former Buck Hosiery Co. warehouse, in Kensington.

02/04/2014

(This warehouse fire on April 9, 2012, killed two firefighters.   File photo)

Grand Jury: No Provable Criminality In 2012 Deaths of Two Phila. Firefighters

DA Seth Williams says that after an investigation that lasted nearly two years, the grand jury concluded it could not recommend criminal charges against anyone in this case.

02/03/2014

(Diane Neary, widow of late fire lieutenant Robert Neary, speaks to reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. Properties

Diane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.

01/30/2014

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I-Team Exclusive: NIOSH Report on April, 2012 Deaths of 2 Philadelphia Firefighters

By Walt Hunter PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In a CBS 3 I-Team Exclusive, Eyewitness News has obtained a copy of a report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH, providing the first answers […]

11/22/2013

(Philadelphia City Council, in file photo.  Credit: CBS3)

City Council Hearings Into Firefighter Deaths

Nearly 18 months after a vacant, burning Kensington warehouse collapsed, killing Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, and injuring two fellow firefighters, a unanimous vote in City Council signaled the start of a new search for answers and reform.

10/03/2013

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Call For Council Hearings Into Fatal Kensington Warehouse Fire

Following an exclusive CBS 3 I-Team report on an April 9,2012 Kensington Warehouse fire, that killed Lieutenant Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney, injuring two other firefighters, City Councilman James Kenney is calling for City Council hearings into the deadly five-alarmer and building collapse.

10/02/2013

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I-Team Exclusive: New Details Emerge In Kensington Blaze That Killed 2 Firefighters

Nearly 18 months after two Philadelphia firefighters died, crushed beneath the walls of a burning Kensington warehouse, CBS 3 has uncovered new details about the tragedy.

10/02/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Family Of Fire Captain Killed In Kensington Warehouse Blaze Files Lawsuit, Seeks Answers

The family of Philadelphia Fire Captain Robert Neary, killed along with firefighter Daniel Sweeney, when a burning, vacant Kensington warehouse collapsed on them 17 months ago, is filing a lawsuit against the building’s owners.

09/10/2013

(Scaffolding is up at 726 Market Street while renovations proceed.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

After Years of Neglect, Center City Eyesore Getting Facelift At Last

Michael and Yechiel Lichtenstein rose to notoriety in Philadelphia when a building they owned in Kensington burned in 2012, killing two firefighters.

05/16/2013

Flowers outside Ladder 27. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Memorial At City Hall Today For Fallen Firefighters

Today is the one-year anniversary of a massive warehouse fire in Kensington that killed two firefighters, and a tribute will be held today outside of City Hall.

04/09/2013

Lieutenant Robert Neary

2012 Year in Review: Two Philadelphia Firefighters Killed in Kensington Blaze

It was a tragedy that shook the city of Philadelphia: the loss of two firefighters in a wall collapse during a massive warehouse fire in Kensington.

12/26/2012

(Diane Neary, widow of late firefighter Lt. Robert Neary, is surrounded by firefighters and family members outside her refurbished home. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Fire Widow Gets Free Home Repairs, Thanks To Department Brethren

Some off-duty Philadelphia firefighters donated their time over two days to repair the home of Diane Neary, whose husband was killed fighting a blaze in Kensington last spring.

10/23/2012

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