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City Devastated by Deadly House Fire That Killed 12, Including 8 Children

This story has been updated to reflect a revised fatality count from the city. On Wednesday morning, a fire burned through a residential rowhome in […]

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The National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia Amid the Riots, Fires and Looting

A roundup of Philadelphia news. This post may be updated as more information becomes available. National Guard Arrives in Philadelphia They call what’s been happening […]

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The Latest on the Deadly South Philly Rowhouse Fire

Two missing people are presumed dead after a massive rowhouse explosion and three-alarm fire on Thursday morning in South Philadelphia, while about 60 others remain […]

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WATCH: A Boat Went Up in Flames on the Delaware River

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. A 30-foot boat, docked near the Tacony section of Northeast Philadelphia, was engulfed […]

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Environmentalists: Kensington Junk Yard Fire Was a “Preventable Disaster”

The massive junk yard blaze that consumed nearly a full block on the Kensington/Port Richmond border and produced plumes smoke that could be seen for miles […]

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Prepare Yourself: Philly’s Holding a Citywide Fire Drill on Wednesday

Don’t freak out when sirens sound across Philly on Wednesday evening – it’s just a citywide fire drill (which is apparently a thing). As part […]

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Philly Fireman Taking Heat for Charlottesville Post

The Philadelphia Fire Department and Mayor Jim Kenney have spoken out against what they called a “reprehensible” photo posted by a Philly fireman after the Charlottesville rally. […]

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Police and Fire Vehicles Found Covered in Gasoline in West Philly

The Philadelphia Police and Fire departments are investigating after several of their vehicles were found covered in gasoline in a shared garage in West Philly.

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Four-Alarm Fire Ravages West Philadelphia Church

A four-alarm fire ravaged the Christ Liberation Fellowship Church in West Philadelphia this morning. Church fire in West Philadelphia reaches 4 alarms: https://t.co/g8N1iCUQtChttps://t.co/jY4trd4x4t — Action News on […]


Is Philly Doing Enough to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims?

Last April, 15-year-old St. Joe’s Prep student Ryan Gillyard collapsed while jumping rope at his football team’s conditioning workout. Gillyard had undetected hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a […]


Kenney Is Officially Ending Brownouts

Mayor Jim Kenney will officially put an end to one of his predecessor’s most controversial policies tomorrow. A spokeswoman for Kenney says he will announce Thursday that he […]

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Union: Accuser in Fire Department Sex Scandal “Forced” to File Complaint

Top officials from Philadelphia’s firefighters union and their lawyer gathered at the union hall at Fifth and Callowhill streets on Friday morning to discuss the […]

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This Is How Public Unions Should Respond When Their Members Screw Up

Joe Schulle, the president of the Philadelphia Association of Fire Fighters – Local 22, seems like a good guy. He’s a fierce advocate for his […]

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Pa. Flags Lowered for Philly Firefighter

Updated with news of funeral scheduling.  Gov. Corbett has ordered that flags in the state be lowered to half staff in honor of Joyce Craig-Lewis, […]

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UPDATE: Deceased Firefighter ID’d as Joyce Craig-Lewis

[Update: 12:32 p.m.] The deceased firefighter has been identified as Joyce Craig-Lewis, Mayor Nutter said in a noon news conference. .@Michael_Nutter speaking about @PhillyFireDept #FF […]