Philadelphia Fire Department

Firefighter and neighbors look on at the aftermath of a fatal fire on the 6500 block of Woodland Avenue.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 13, 2019 - 11:30 am
A fire in Southwest Philadelphia claimed a man's life early Sunday morning, sent another man to the hospital, and displaced nearly a dozen people.
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Philadelphia fire truck
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Mike DeNardo
October 10, 2019 - 11:28 am
The Philadelphia Fire Department is staging a citywide fire drill Thursday night. It's a chance for residents to practice their home escape plans.
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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.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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Bridgeport Borough police officer Shannon Sell and her family.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
September 20, 2019 - 10:51 am
For the 14th year in a row, the National Liberty Museum honored more than a dozen police, firefighters, and responders from the Greater Philadelphia area that go beyond the normal job demands.
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Greater Bible Way Temple
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Antionette Lee
September 09, 2019 - 6:05 pm
L&I inspectors ordered a cease of operations for the historic West Philly church that was ravaged by a three-alarm fire more than two weeks ago — including its adjacent homeless shelter. Dozens of people were forced to leave and are now displaced. Read more here.
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Philly firefighters still on scene hosing down hotspots at a vacant, 4-story apartment building at 1600 West Oxford Street in North Philadelphia.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
September 03, 2019 - 9:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a multi-alarm fire Monday night in a vacant apartment building in North Philadelphia. The fire was reported shortly after 8:30 p.m. inside a four-story apartment building under renovation in the 1600 block of West...
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Justin Udo
September 02, 2019 - 3:44 pm
More than 80 search and rescue workers from our region are in Florida helping where they're needed as the Southeast prepares to face Hurricane Dorian. The deployment is part of a national effort that's being overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 29, 2019 - 8:16 pm
A stash of weapons, grenades, and pipe bomb components were recovered from the home of an elderly Northeast Philadelphia man on Wednesday night.
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Church fire chars roof
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
August 28, 2019 - 9:44 am
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As fire officials continue work to find out how the three-alarm fire at a West Philly church started Tuesday afternoon, the church's pastor promises to rebuild. At the Greater Bible Way Temple at 52nd and Warren streets early Wednesday morning, all that's left is...
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West Philly church on fire
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KYW Staff
August 27, 2019 - 4:05 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 28, 6:35 a.m. WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The roof of a West Philly church is charred as firefighters continue to blast hot spots in the building with water Wednesday morning, following a three-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon. The area surrounding the Greater Bible...
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