The roof collapsed on the building, located at 4800 Woodland Avenue in Kingsessing, around 7 p.m.
A Southwest Philadelphia Church is holding a celebration today for the children displaced following last month’s deadly fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia.
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.
Family and friends bid a final farewell to four children who lost their lives in a massive rowhome fire.
Four-year-old twins Maria and Marialla Bowah and brothers four-year-old Patrick Sanyeah and seven-week-old Taj Jacque died in the early morning hours on July 5, when the fire broke out at the rowhome.
The two suspects are facing three counts of robbery and other related offenses.
Despite the two incidents, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says shootings involving police officers are relatively unusual.
Four children who died in a Southwest Philadelphia fire on July 5th will be buried next month in a Delaware County cemetery.
Chopper 3 over the scene of a police-involved shooting Wednesday in Southwest Philadelphia.
While all money raised at the show at the First Baptist Church of Paschall would be given to the families affected by the fire, Pastor Eric Simmons says the night was more about lifting the spirits of a community that was hurt, and at times angry.
An overturned vehicle injured a driver and created power issues for residents in Southwest Philadelphia early Friday morning.
With a song and a prayer, the victims, families and community leaders stood in solidarity Thursday evening. They called it a night to start the healing process.
Sanyeah reflects on a letter from the Mayor, who expressed sadness, sympathy and said firefighters did everything they could to save lives and the city would fully investigate the blaze. Sanyeah, still grieving, spent an hour meeting with Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison, which he calls positive.
For the first time we are hearing directly from the eyewitness who first spotted the flames.
Philadelphia Fire Officials have now released the 911 tapes of the first calls received alerting the fire department to a fire in the 6500 block of Gesner Street Saturday morning that killed four children.