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Philadelphia Fire Department

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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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City Life

After Fire, Melrose Diner Looks Like It’s Going to Be OK

Take a deep breath, Philadelphia. You might not be able to chow down at Melrose Diner — the beloved, 24-hour South Philly staple — for a […]

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City Life

What You Need to Know About Philly’s Massive Oil Refinery Explosion

This is a developing story and may be updated. Early Friday morning, I, like many others, awoke startled after my West Philly apartment rattled. I […]

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City Life

Three-Alarm Fire Engulfs Warehouse in Southwest Philly

Firefighters battled a three-alarm warehouse fire in Southwest Philadelphia on Sunday. The flames broke out at a paper facility on the 1600 block of South […]

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City Life

City Orders Shutdown of Scrapyard Where Massive Fire Burned

The junkyard where a massive, four-alarm fire broke out on the Kensington/Port Richmond border earlier this month has been ordered to close by the city. […]

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City Life

Firefighters Battled a Massive Junk Yard Blaze in Kensington

Firefighters battled and calmed a massive, four-alarm blaze on the border of Kensington and Port Richmond on Tuesday night. The fire started around 8:30 p.m […]

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South Philly Home Collapses, Father and Son Escape With Minor Injuries

A South Philadelphia father and his 12-year-old son have miraculously survived with only minor injuries after their home in Point Breeze collapsed while they were […]

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City Life

Massive Fire Guts Bridget Foy’s on South Street

Bridget Foy’s has gone up in flames. A fire engulfed the popular South Street restaurant early Wednesday morning. It took several hours and more than […]

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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.


8 Projects Win Willard Rouse Awards

Judging from the major elements contained in this year’s honorees at the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia’s fourth annual Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence, […]

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Mural Arts Honors Fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig

The latest project from the city’s Mural Arts program celebrates the life and memory of the first woman to die in the line of duty in […]

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Philadelphia Firefighter Dies on Duty Saturday Night

It is with deep regret that we announce at 7:57p.m. FF Gabriel Lee of L12 died while working his night shift. #LODD pic.twitter.com/uNsRLFKb0S — Philadelphia […]