Adam Thiel

Photo of the day after a massive South Philly row home explosion.
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John McDevitt
December 20, 2019 - 12:02 pm
The two people who were presumed to be dead after Thursday’s row home explosion and fire have been located under the debris. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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KYW Staff
November 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm
Philadelphia's PES Advisory Committee has released a report reviewing the city's response to the June 2019 refinery explosion and looking at the future options for the site. Read more here.
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Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel at the reopening of an Old City firehouse.
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John McDevitt
November 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Philadelphia Fire Department is reopening four of seven engine companies that were decommissioned nearly 11 years ago during the recession. Read more here.
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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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