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Lieutenant Robert Neary

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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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Federal Investigators Join Search For Clues Into Kensington Warehouse Firefighter’s Deaths

The CBS 3 I-Team has confirmed federal investigators are now heading to Philadelphia to help local investigators search for answers in the deaths of Philadelphia Fire Department Lieutenant Bob Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.

04/16/2012

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Neighbors Remember Fallen Firefighters At Candlelight Vigil In Kensington

Hundreds 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.

04/15/2012

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Wakes Held Today For 2 Firefighters Killed In Kensington Fire

Local 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.”

04/13/2012

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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.

04/10/2012

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.”

04/10/2012