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Officials Investigate Suspicious Fire At Mount Airy Apartment Complex

The fire marshal is investigating a suspicious, fast moving overnight fire that injured two people at an apartment building in Northwest Philadelphia.

09/28/2014

(Nearby surveillance video captured the Feltonville food truck explosion.  File image from CBS3)

Phila. City Council President Wants Food Truck Propane Tanks Inspected

Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a bill giving the Philadelphia Fire Department responsibility for inspecting propane tanks used on curbside food trucks.

09/11/2014

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Family Displaced By House Fire In West Philadelphia

Flames broke out shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home along the 4100 block of Ogden Street in the city’s Belmont section.

09/06/2014

Philadelphia Fire Department truck. (credit: CBS)

Philadelphia Fire Department Has New EMS Leader

Jeremiah Laster has been sworn in as Deputy Commissioner.

08/31/2014

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Old City’s Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After Rebuild

The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.

08/29/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: A First Look At New Medic Units And Procedures In Philadelphia

Philadelphia officials now say improvements to the fire department’s medic system, first implemented 100 days ago, are working, making more units available to those needing help.

08/28/2014

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Broken Drive Shaft Strands Philadelphia Fire Truck En Route To Call

While en route to a service call Friday, the drive shaft of a Philadelphia fire truck broke off, stranding several firefighters and the truck for several hours.

08/22/2014

Family and friends gather at the funeral for four children who died in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia in July. (credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Liberian Community Gathers To Mourn Four Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

Funeral services were held Saturday for four young children who died in a fire in Southwest Philadelphia last month.

08/16/2014

(The apparatus floor of the “Ben Franklin” firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets, as renovations near completion. Photo by Justin Udo)

Reopening of Old City Firehouse Nears, Nearly a Year After Major Fire

There were no deaths or injuries, but the blaze caused enough damage to put the firehouse out of service for nearly a year.

08/04/2014

Fire fighters at the Sheraton Hotel. (Credit: CBS)

Smoke In Basement Causes Center City Hotel Evacuation

About 1,000 people were evacuated from 757 rooms in the 26-story Center City hotel as a precautionary measure.

07/23/2014

(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

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office in Philadelphia City Hall about last Saturday's fatal fire in Southwest Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Promise Transparency In Fatal Fire Follow-Up

And Mayor Nutter stressed that the focus should be not on the fire department’s response but on what caused the blaze.

07/08/2014

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4 Children Dead, Homes Destroyed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

Commissioner Derrick Sawyer says fire fighters were called to the 6500 block of Gesner Street at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and found the blaze had already spread.

07/05/2014

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, in 2006 file photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

Phila. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers Hangs Up His Helmet, Closing 40-Year Career

It’s the end of an era at the Philadelphia Fire Department, as longstanding fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers retires.

06/13/2014

The firehouse at 4th and Arch has been boarded up since the fire. (Credit: Ed Fischer.)

Old City Firehouse Could Reopen This Summer

Work to restore the fire-damaged firehouse at Fourth and Arch could finish by the end of July, says incoming fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer.

06/10/2014

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