Massive Fire Rips Through SW Philly Homes, Killing 4 Children

1-on-1: Philly Fire Commish Sawyer Opens Up

In an exclusive interview, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick J.V. Sawyer opens up about his past, the deadly tragedy on Gesner Street, where his department stands & the force's future. »

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Concert for Gesner Street Fire Victims

The event was free and open to the public. It was the first chance for many people in the community to express their condolences to family members. »

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Liberian Ambassador Meeting With City Over Deadly Fire

The Ambassador of Liberia is meeting with Philadelphia city leaders on Wednesday following this weekend's deadly fire that killed four children. »

Fire Breaks Out Half a Mile Away From Fatal Fire

A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon about a half a mile away from where a massive blaze killed four children four days earlier. »

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Funeral Set for 4 Children Killed in Gesner Blaze

The date has been set for the funerals and burials for the four children killed in this month's Gesner Street fire in Southwest Philadelphia. »

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Remembering Gesner Street Fire Victims

Family, friends and neighbors celebrated loss and life in Southwest Philly Saturday. The event raised money to help the families of the four children killed in a fire July 5. »

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"When Can We Bury Our Kids?"

The father of two boys who died in Saturday's fatal rowhome fires in SW Philadelphia returned to City Hall to "demand answers."[space] »

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911 Calls, Response Timeline for Fatal Fire Released

Addressing criticisms and allegations that the response to Saturday’s fire that killed four children was delayed, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer revealed the official response timeline during... »

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Liberian Ambassador Visits Fatal Fire Scene

When Liberian Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunte walked through the scene of the deadly fire on the 6500 block of Gesner Street late Tuesday, he said he felt the full weight of the tragedy. »

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