Philadelphia Fire Department
The crash was reported at about 6:15 p.m. at Harbison Avenue and Van Kirk Street.
“When we got there,” Batallion Chief Craig Murphy recalls “210 stories had compressed into eight stories.”
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.
At a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court.
Rescue crews were called to the scene of a fire in Center City on Saturday where a woman apparently jumped from a window to save herself.
The fire was reported at about 1 p.m. at a church located at North 12th Street and Oak Lane.
The fire was reported at about 8:19 p.m. at N. 5th Street and Green Street.
“Safety” was the word of the day Saturday as children got the chance to meet Philadelphia police and firefighters.
The Nutter Administration has decided not to fight last week’s order from a city judge for increased payments to the firefighter’s union health care fund.
The fire was reported at about 8:30 p.m. at the 800 block of East Chelten Avenue.
Authorities say the search will resume Wednesday morning for a 15-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in the Pennypack Creek in Northeast Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Fire Department says there was a minor electrical fire in the basement, but it’s been extinguished.
Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged a dry cleaners in Philadelphia early Thursday morning.
Philadelphia firefighters want to change the city charter, to require that city council approve appeals of labor contract arbitration awards.
The blaze broke out around 1 a.m. Sunday at a row home along the 2800 block of Memphis Street and quickly spread to three other homes.