Kensington Warehouse Fire
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.
A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael and Yechiel Lichtenstein rose to notoriety in Philadelphia when a building they owned in Kensington burned in 2012, killing two 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.
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.
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.