Philadelphia Fire Department

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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The Melrose Diner is closed and boarded up after a fire.
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Tim Jimenez
July 25, 2019 - 7:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A corner of the Melrose Diner, at 15th Street and Snyder Avenue, is boarded up Thursday morning. Wires are dangling, and a smoky smell still lingers in the air after a fire Wednesday evening sent customers scattering from the 84-year-old South Philly institution...
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Man escapes building in true 'Spider-Man' fashion
CNN, WPVI
July 19, 2019 - 10:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An apartment fire in West Philadelphia drove a resident to an extreme exit on Thursday night. Firefighters responding to a fire at a 19-story high-rise on Holden Street near Market saw a truly shocking sight — a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape...
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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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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 am
UPDATED: 2:25 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials with several local and federal agencies were at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) complex Monday as they begin the investigation into last week's explosion and fire at the refinery. Investigators with OSHA, the ATF, the...
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Front row from left Alexa Ross, Sylvia Bennett, Ron Doughty and Audrey Keyani
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Pat Loeb
June 21, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Following an explosion at a South Philadelphia refinery, several neighbors gathered with environmentalists at City Hall to demand much stronger action. Mayor Kenney says city officials have convened a "working group" with plant officials to make sure neighbors get...
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At the scene of an explosion at a Southwest Philadelphia refinery, the resulting fire is contained but not yet under control.
KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
June 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
UPDATED: 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An early morning fire at a 150-year-old refinery complex in South Philadelphia has been contained. There have been no reports of injuries or evacuations. This is the second fire at the refinery in the last month, following a June 10 fire in which no...
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An eye witness tells me a woman trying to beat the light at 21st and Market slammed into this fire department vehicle, which hit a pedestrian before slamming into the building
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
May 29, 2019 - 11:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia Fire Department SUV struck a pedestrian in a chain reaction crash in Center City on Wednesday morning. Two people were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The collision at 21st and Market streets caved in the driver's side front wheel on the red...
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Philadelphia Fire Department
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Kim Glovas
May 13, 2019 - 5:55 pm
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One man is dead after a house fire in Rhawnhurst Monday afternoon. Philadelphia police say fire crews were called to a home near the intersection of Shelmire Avenue and Alma Street just before 4 p.m. Firefighters found a man in his mid 20s in the front...
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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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