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Father, Son Killed In Northeast Philadelphia Fire

The blaze broke out around 9 a.m. Saturday at a home along the 12000 block of Salina Place near Woodhaven and Academy Roads.

01/11/2014

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Man Hospitalized After Kingsessing House Fire; Family Of 3 Displaced

The fire was reported around 6 p.m. on the 1000 block of S. 52nd Street.

01/10/2014

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2 Found Dead After Suspicious House Fire In Juniata

Two people were found dead inside a burning home in Philadelphia and the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

01/03/2014

(The firehouse for Engine 66, in Roxborough.  File photo by Aaron Mott, used with permission)

Roxborough Firehouse Remains Closed By Unexplained Fumes

Engine company 66, in Roxborough, remains closed while investigators trace the source of toxic fumes that sickened some firefighters.

01/02/2014

(The Benjamin Franklin firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets, has been boarded up since a fire in September.   Photo by Ed Fischer)

Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another Year

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.

01/02/2014

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Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Warehouse Fire In North Philadelphia

The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on the corner of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and American Street.

12/29/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, poses with ceremonial check representing a grant for smoke alarms to be distributed to hearing-impaired city residents.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Fire Department Gets $$ For Smoke Alarms For Deaf Residents

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.

12/11/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, left, receives a ceremonial check from officials of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Insurance Industry Group Makes Huge Donation For Free Smoke Alarms

“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.

12/09/2013

(Philadelphia fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, wearing safety goggles and gloves, demonstrates how to make a fresh cut before putting a Christmas tree into water.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Fire Officials Warn of Holiday Season’s Special Fire Dangers

Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers gave a demonstration of how to properly slice the base off a freshly cut Christmas tree.

12/06/2013

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Fire Rips Through Germantown Church

The blaze was reported at about 9 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church in the 4800 block of Greene Street.

11/26/2013

(Fire commissioner Lloyd Ayers, public safety director Mike Resnick, and human resources director Albert D'Attilio testify for the Nutter administration at a City Council hearing.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter Administration Officials Grilled Over Rescinded Firefighter Promotions

City officials defended the move, saying the firefighters accepted the promotions with the knowledge they could be rescinced if the Nutter administration got a favorable court ruling.

10/30/2013

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Philadelphia Fire Houses Assist In Drug Take Back Day

The take back program was started about three years ago by the US Drug Enforcement Agency. Since then, hundreds of thousands of pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and burned.

10/26/2013

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Crews Respond To Fire On Roof Of Center City Building

The fire was reported shortly before 8 p.m. at the 1900 block of Chestnut Street.

10/21/2013

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Officials Investigate Storage Garage Fires In North Philadelphia

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire at storage garages in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.

10/19/2013

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Police Investigate Two Suspicious Pick-Up Truck Fires In North Philadelphia

The first fire occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Bristol Street. A second one happened moments later around the corner at Hunting Park near I Street.

10/19/2013

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