Philadelphia firefighter killed in building collapse, 5 rescued in ‘catastrophic accident’

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A Philadelphia firefighter was killed when a building collapsed early Saturday morning, fire department officials said.Four firefighters and an inspector were pulled from the rubble and transported to Temple University Hospital. Firefighters were first dispatched at 1:53 a.m. for a “routine” fire. The incident progressed to an “all hands in service” call, before the blaze was extinguished.At 3:24 a.m., there was a “total collapse” of the building, trapping the six responders.FIRE AT HISTORIC CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE CHURCH INTENTIONAL: OFFICIALS
A Philadelphia firefighter died in a building collapse Saturday, June 18, 2022.
(Philadelphia Fire Department)The firefighter who was killed was a 27-year-old veteran, official said in a briefing. His name has not yet been released.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
A Philadelphia firefighter died in a building collapse Saturday, June 18, 2022.
(Fox 29 Philadelphia)A fire department official called it a “sad day” for the department, describing the collapse as a “catastrophic accident.”This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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