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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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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 […]


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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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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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 […]


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. […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 — Philadelphia […]


This Philly Paramedic Is 3-D Printing His Bright Idea to Save Lives

Bill Finegan’s bright idea was born from the darkest of tragedies. The Philly Paramedic Lieutenant was in his first few years on the job on September […]


Reports: New Fire Commissioner Chosen

Adam Thiel, Virginia’s deputy secretary of public safety and homeland security, has been chosen as Philadelphia’s next fire commissioner, according to reports at multiple outlets. […]


Morning Headlines: Underground Transformer Fire Knocked Out Power in Center City

Good morning, Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know: An underground transformer fire plunged parts of Rittenhouse into darkness. What city officials called an underground transformer explosion […]


Audit: Philly’s Brownout Policy Didn’t Save Money — It Cost the City Millions

The Philadelphia Fire Department’s now-defunct “brownout” policy failed to deliver on one big promise: that it would save the city money on overtime costs. That’s one […]


Pregnant Mother, Child Killed in North Philly House Fire

A mother and her child were killed in a house fire in North Philadelphia after she rushed back in to save the child, Fire Commissioner […]