Philadelphia Fire Department

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
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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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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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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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Port Richmond fire
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Kim Glovas
April 19, 2019 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the four-alarm fire in Port Richmond on April 7. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced the arrest of Joseph Wolbert, who faces charges of arson and other state-related crimes. The fire...
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Four-alarm warehouse blaze
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Kim Glovas
April 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Response Team of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, ATF, is now investigating the four-alarm fire in Port Richmond over the weekend. The @ATFPhiladelphia Arson & Explosives Task Force has joined @PhillyFireDept in investigating...
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Port Richmond fire
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April 07, 2019 - 9:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Crews are on the scene as a fire in the Port Richmond section of the city reaches four alarms. In #PortRichmond in the area Aramingo Ave and Wheatsheaf Ln @PhillyFireDept are operating at a 2-alarm warehouse fire pic.twitter.com/SNzhfvGR3L — Traffic on the Twos (@...
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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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Philadelphia Fire Department patch for Engine 78.
Philadelphia Fire Department
March 20, 2019 - 12:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia firefighters are mourning the death of one of their own. Michael Bernstein, 46, suffered a "medical emergency" while on duty at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday, according to a statement from the Philadelphia Fire Department . He was rushed to...
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Pat Toddy/KYW Newsradio
March 15, 2019 - 7:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A rowhome fire left at least one Northeast Philadelphia man, and another man is still unaccounted for, according to investigators. It began around 4 p.m. Friday at a rowhome along the 3200 block of Birch Road, near Woodhaven Road. Images showed crews surrounding the...
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The Philadelphia Fire Department is battling a fire at a North Philadelphia auto body shop.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
March 11, 2019 - 7:17 am
UPDATED: 9:34 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fire tore through an auto body shop in North Philadelphia early Monday morning. The fire affected nearby SEPTA service. The fire started around 2 a.m. at the shop and junkyard at Sedgley and Allegheny avenues. Six hours later and firefighters are...
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