Kensington Warehouse Fire
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Owners Of Kensington Warehouse Where 2 Firefighters Perished Subpoenaed For Investigation
CBS 3 has learned the owners of a vacant Kensington warehouse where two firefighters died and two others were hurt during an April 9th 5-alarm fire have now been subpoenaed to appear before a Grand Jury investigating the deadly blaze.
City Council plans to hold hearings into Fire Department policies and procedures, in the wake of the April warehouse blaze in Kensington that claimed the lives of two firefighters.
The CBS 3 I-Team has learned at least one of the owners of a Kensington warehouse that burned last month, leaving two firemen dead, is connected to a problem property in Atlantic City that neighbors and city officials say is partly to blame for flooding homes.
Hundreds of uniformed firefighters and others gathered Saturday for services for 60-year-old Lt. Robert Neary and 25-year-old firefighter Daniel Sweeney.
Hundreds of firefighters from all over the country came to salute 60-year-old Lt. Robert Neary on Friday afternoon. The decorated firefighter was killed on Monday, along with fellow firefighter, 25-year-old Daniel Sweeney.
City Council paid tribute to the fallen firefighters both with a moment of silence and with resolutions honoring their memory.