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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel delivers a briefing on the state of affairs at the site of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery explosion.
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Pat Loeb
September 24, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Fire officials have finally declared the fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery "under control," three months after an explosion rocked its West Philadelphia neighborhood in the middle of the night. "Under control" means that hazardous materials have essentially been eliminated from the...
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel press conference
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Paul Kurtz
August 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Fire and emergency management officials say they've taken a big step forward in the ongoing response to this summer's fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia.
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2019 - 6:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Workers have begun the dangerous task of disposing of hydrofluoric acid at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery, shut down since a disastrous fire in June. Officials predict the process will take weeks to complete. Hydroflouric acid, or HF, is so toxic that a...
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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials say there's no evidence that the explosive refinery fire last week caused elevated levels of dangerous chemicals or had any public health impact. At an update Tuesday, officials said investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, but they will...
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Firefighters report 2 people jumped from upper floors to escape the flames house near 12th and Roscomb streets..
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Mark Abrams
June 25, 2019 - 6:50 am
UPDATED: 10:50 a.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The stillness of a muggy Tuesday morning was quickly interrupted by neighbors' screams and a rapid fire that ripped through a house in the Logan section of the city. Firefighters are still on the scene of the fire, where 12 people were injured...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
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Shara Dae Howard
June 02, 2019 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia firefighters are mourning the loss of two of their own. Fire officials say Sunday morning, while in Cape May, an off-duty firefighter died competing in the Escape the Cape Triathlon. There is no word yet on the cause of death. We @PhillyFireDept mourn the...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Fire Department has nearly 300 vacant positions, which the city's financial watchdog says is the reason the department's overtime shot up by more than $11 million between January and March. Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel was asked about it at City...
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Kensington fire
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Kim Glovas
March 25, 2019 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three people are dead after a row house fire in Kensington Monday morning. Crews were called to the two-story single home near the intersection of Rorer and East Cambria streets around 4:30 a.m. The flames were put out in about 45 minutes, and one man was pulled from...
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A house fire left one person dead and two people, including a firefighter, injured in the early morning of Feb. 4, 2019, in Northeast Philadelphia.
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Tim Jimenez
February 04, 2019 - 8:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An overnight house fire left one man dead and his elderly father and a firefighter injured in Northeast Philadelphia. A family is now trying to pick up the pieces. Around 2 a.m. Monday, officials say flames and smoke filled a twin home on Foulkrod Street just off...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
Dan Wing
January 10, 2019 - 6:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead following a house fire late Wednesday night in the city's Juniata section. Fire crews were called to the home on Bennington Street a few minutes before midnight. They were able to get the fire under control in about 20 minutes. However, that was...
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