Philadelphia Fire Department
The flames broke out shortly after 11 p.m. at Walter Gerbron Cleaners at 55th Street and Cedar Avenue in the Cobbs Creek section of the city.
Joyce Craig, the first female firefighter to die in the line of duty in Philadelphia, was memorialized at City Hall by Mayor Nutter and other officials.
It was a remarkable scene Friday at City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and the firefighters union — who have battled in court and in the press for years — stood together in announcing a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters.
The air cylinder that firefighter Joyce Craig was wearing when she was killed in the line of duty one month ago is being tested.
A big donation from the insurance industry will continue to buy smoke detectors for Philadelphia residents who need them.
The blaze was placed under control shortly before 3:20am.
Flames broke out around 11:15 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of the home along the 3000 block of North Lee Street near Front Street.
The Philadelphia fire department’s year-end review found a sharp increase in the number of calls and the number of fatalities in 2014.
The flames broke out around 1 a.m. Monday inside a double garage at a residence along the 1100 block of Arrott Street.
A seemingly endless line of men and women in uniform spanned a massive section of Broad Street for hours on end, waiting to say goodbye to the city’s first fallen female firefighter, Joyce Craig. Some shedding tears, others offer condolences to their comrades.
Firefighters battled a fire that broke out inside a home in Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
About 50 people held a vigil in Craig’s honor in front of Engine 64 Tuesday night. Neighbors organized the event, and some of her colleagues told the crowd about Craig.
Loved ones of Joyce Craig told Eyewitness News the fallen firefighter had a passion for her job.
Flames broke out around 1 a.m. Monday on the second floor of a vacant three-story apartment building in the 1200 block of Arrott Street.
Flames broke out shortly before 5:45 a.m. Sunday on the seventh floor of the 2040 Market Street building.