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.
Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.
A large protest is being held Monday night outside of a fire station near the scene of Saturday’s early morning house fire that left four children dead in Southwest Philadelphia.
Fire Officials Still Working To Determine Cause Of Fire That Killed 4 Children In Southwest Philadelphia
Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer wouldn’t go into specifics, but acknowledges firefighters have gotten threats from angry residents in the aftermath of the deadly blaze.
The community is coming together to support the families displaced by the three-alarm fire in Southwest Philadelphia on Saturday that claimed five homes, as well as the lives of four young children.
Commissioner Derrick Sawyer says fire fighters were called to the 6500 block of Gesner Street at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and found the blaze had already spread.
Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a young Southwest Philadelphia girl who’s been missing since early Saturday morning.
Police are investigating a double shooting inside a home in Philadelphia Thursday morning.
One man is dead after a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday night.
A pedestrian died after being struck by a car in Southwest Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.
Drivers are advised to allow additional time to travel around the Platt Bridge (Route 291) during its closure.
Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene after striking a school bus in Philadelphia early Wednesday morning.
Police are investigating several shootings in Philadelphia Tuesday night.