Underground Fire Knocks Out Power in Society Hill

#BREAKING Power outage, people trapped in elevators due to Old City transformer fire — Action News on 6abc (@6abc) July 9, 2015 An […]


Gayborhood Hotel Evacuated After Fire

A fire late Monday afternoon at the Parker Spruce Hotel in the Gayborhood forced the evacuation of at least 54 residents. The one-alarm fire was […]


There Was a Fire at the King of Prussia Mall This Morning

A kiosk on the lower level of the King of Prussia mall caught fire this morning. Firefighters put out the early-morning electrical fire at a […]


City Still Not Sure Why Fitler Square Home Exploded

The May 1 explosion that leveled two Naudain Street rowhomes and damaged part of a condo complex at 23rd and Naudain remains under investigation. In […]

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Lightning Strikes Suspected in Several Philly-Area Fires Overnight

Whew! What a storm last night, eh? I wouldn’t know — I live in an apartment that looks out onto two alleyways and slept right […]

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New Jersey Is Burning: Four Big Forest Fires Hit State

High winds and dry conditions led to the start of several forest fires in New Jersey yesterday. One fire still burning is in Franklinville, Gloucester […]

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Streets Remain Closed After Old City Suit Corner Fire’s Emily Babay notes that many streets in Old City remain closed after yesterday’s two-alarm blaze that destroyed the Suit Corner. Market is closed to […]


One Year Ago Today: The Kensington Warehouse Fire That Left Two Dead–and Didn’t Have to Happen

Neighbors knew the abandoned Thomas Buck hosiery factory at the corner of Jasper and York in Kensington was a fire hazard. Jeff Carpineta, president of […]