WOMAN KILLED IN SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA FIRE
The 45-year-old woman and the toddler were rushed to area hospitals. The adult female was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The condition of the toddler was not immediately available. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Fire officials said smoke alarms found inside the home did not have batteries.
ONE PERSON INJURED IN NICETOWN FIRE
October 20, 2008 -- A woman was transported to Temple University Hospital Sunday night after her Tioga-Nicetown home caught fire. The fire department arrived to the 2000 block of West Venango around 10:45pm to put out the fire when they found the woman. The victim is being treated for smoke inhalation.
Fatal Fire Erupts In Southwest Senior CenterA fire at a Philadelphia senior housing center claimed the life of a blind resident. The fire broke out on the 4th floor of the Katie B. Jackson Plaza apartment complex. The unidentified female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Fifty-five other residents were able to evacuate the building safely. Two residents suffered injuries and were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Fire officials said the blaze started was caused by a microwave oven.
16-year veteran of the PFD named "Firefighter of the Year"A 16-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department has been named "Firefighter of the Year." Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and President of the City's Fire Department Historical Corporation honored David A. Pannella, of Ladder Company 29, with the special honor in a ceremony held at the Fireman's Hall Museum Friday afternoon.
Firefighter Pannella rescued four civilians from a burning apartment building in the Olney section of the city earlier in the year.
Fire in City Hall damages four officesA fire that damaged a judge's chambers in Philadelphia City Hall led to water and smoke damage in at least three other offices. The blaze began in the fourth-floor chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Kathryn S. Lewis.
Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers said the judge's chambers were being remodeled and were not occupied. He said the cause of the fire "may be electrical," and that it started in a window well that contained an air conditioner, electrical circuits and appliances. Dispatchers working overnight in City Hall were evacuated, Ayers said. There were no injuries.
Fire officials said the chambers above Lewis', belonging to Common Pleas Court Judge Albert Sheppard, had smoke damage, and the chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Gene Cohen and the Hero Scholarship Fund Office on the third floor sustained water damage.