12-02-1999, 12:21 AM #1Greg MasiFirehouse.com Guest
PHILADELPHIA PA- 4 --FIRE DEATHS IN TWO DAYS
Philadelphia Pa- 12-1-99
In the past two days, two separate 1- alarm fires have claimed 4 lives.
The first fire occurred on 11-30-99, at 750AM when a full box was struck for an apartment at 3000 Richmond St. First arriving companies found heavy fire conditions in a 3 story dwelling used as a boarding house. When the fire was under control 3 adult victims were found on the 2nd and 3rd floor, and a 4th person was taken to Temple University Burn Center with severe burns. Two off- duty police sgts. also were credited with helping rescue a male who was trapped in the rear of the property. The fire started on the 1st floor by careless smoking.
On 12-1-99, a small fire in a rowhouse in the 3000 Potter st also claimed another adult victim.
This brings the total number of fire deaths in Philadelphia this year to 38 compared to 46 in 1998.
12-02-1999, 12:35 AM #2Cheltcheef2Firehouse.com Guest
Alhough they are tragic, it is good to see that the over all fire related deaths in the city are down! Stay safe!
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