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Free Concert Held To Benefit Victims Of Deadly Southwest Philadelphia Fire

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.

07/21/2014

Aftermath of crash in Southwest Philly on June 18, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Overturned Vehicle Knocks Out Power In Southwest Philly

An overturned vehicle injured a driver and created power issues for residents in Southwest Philadelphia early Friday morning.

07/18/2014

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Vigil Held To Remember 4 Children Killed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

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.

07/17/2014

(Patrick Sanyeah, center, is father of two of the four children who died in the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Father Of Children Who Perished In Gesner Street Fire Receives Letter From Mayor

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.

07/14/2014

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Liberian Ambassador Visits Scene Of Fatal Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

For the first time we are hearing directly from the eyewitness who first spotted the flames.

07/08/2014

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Fire Officials Release 911 Tapes In Fatal Southwest Philadelphia Blaze

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.

07/08/2014

(Mamasa Sherif and her husband, Peter Alpha, have a difference of opinion over the fire department's response to the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Controversy Persists Over Fire Dept. Response to Fatal SW Phila. Fire

Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.

07/08/2014

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Protests Held Near Scene Of Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

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.

07/07/2014

Fire officials speak with members of community about fire safety and address concerns in the aftermath of the deadly blaze.  (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

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.

07/07/2014

Donations are piling up outside of Christ International Church on S. 65th Street. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Community Comes Together To Support Families Displaced After Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

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.

07/05/2014

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4 Children Dead, Homes Destroyed In Southwest Philadelphia Fire

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.

07/05/2014

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Philadelphia Police Say 11-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a young Southwest Philadelphia girl who’s been missing since early Saturday morning.

06/30/2014

Police investigate shooting in Southwest Philly on June 19, 2014. (credit: CBS)

Police: 2 Shot Inside Southwest Philly Home

Police are investigating a double shooting inside a home in Philadelphia Thursday morning.

06/19/2014

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Man Shot In The Head In Southwest Philadelphia

One man is dead after a shooting in Southwest Philadelphia Wednesday night.

06/18/2014

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Male Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car In Southwest Philly

A pedestrian died after being struck by a car in Southwest Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

06/17/2014

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