Philadelphia firefighter killed in building collapse; 5 other people rescued
A Philadelphia firefighter has died Saturday morning in the collapse of a building following a fire, a city fire official said.
Five others who were trapped — four firefighters and a licensing and inspections worker — were rescued from the collapse, 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said.
[Original story, published at 7:39 a.m. ET]
« So far, several were rescued and transported to hospitals, » reads the Philadelphia Fire Department’s tweet, posted at 6:05 am ET. The department still was working to rescue others, it added.
The collapse at 300 W. Indiana St. in the city’s Fairhill neighborhood happened during a fire response, the department said. Details about a fire, the collapse or what the building housed weren’t immediately available.
At the site, firefighters and others stood near or walked around a large pile — more than head-high — of metal, wood and other debris, video from CNN affiliate WPVI showed.
This is a developing story and will be updated.