Questions are swirling as to whether a controversial fire department plan to save money had anything to do with a deadly weekend fire that claimed the life of a young boy.
But city residents and the firefighter's union aren't convinced.
The fire broke out Saturday night in West Philadelphia, spreading to four homes and killing 12-year-old Frank Marasco.
"To stop and blame this on firefighters and equipment is just not fair," Ayers said Monday.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire.
The neighborhood plans to hold a vigil for the young boy on Wednesday night.