Philadelphia Fire Department
Chopper 3 is over the scene of a fire in a Northeast Philadelphia.
The fire was reported at about 8:40 p.m. in the 8000 block of Lindbergh Boulevard.
Police say an SUV was traveling northbound along Delaware Avenue when it was struck by another vehicle, causing it to flip on its side and trapping a man and woman inside.
Philadelphia Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle says pictures from several firehouses around the city show firefighters and medics are facing health risks from deteriorating conditions.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a Center City high-rise apartment fire Wednesday afternoon that left a 60-year-old man dead.
Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers now says tests have found evidence a number of chemicals leaked into a Roxborough firehouse forcing its temporary closing December 17 after a member of Engine Company 66 was sickened.
Police say a several people were hanging outside on the fire escape when it gave way and sent them plummeting about 40 feet to the ground.
The blaze broke out around 9 a.m. Saturday at a home along the 12000 block of Salina Place near Woodhaven and Academy Roads.
The fire was reported around 6 p.m. on the 1000 block of S. 52nd Street.
Two people were found dead inside a burning home in Philadelphia and the deaths are being investigated as homicides.
Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.
The fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.
The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and American Street.
For the second time this week, the Philadelphia Fire Department has gotten a nice donation for smoke detectors. But this time, it’s for people who can’t hear the regular ones.
“This is not something we get every day, ” said fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers at the presentation of a check for $59,110 from the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.