Philadelphia Firefighters responded to back to back 4 Alarm blazes that struck the same mill-complex within 3 days.Both fires were ruled arson in these vacant buildings that reside in a industrial neighborhood in the
Kensington section of Philadelphia. On both incidents, Philly firefighters found heavy fire conditions which resulted in alarms being sounded in rapid order. A quick attack by the department, and the use of the high pressure system located in this neighborhood, prevented the fire from spreading to nearby factories in the close and narrow streets that surrounded the original fire buildings. There were no injures in either blaze.

11-22-00** 1st 4-Alarm

2316 Hours- Box- 8199- Emerald St & York St- Fire reported at 2400 Emerald St- a building.

E-2,E-25,Pipeline-6,E-29,Lad-3,Lad-16,Batt-8,Batt-10,Rescue One

2318 Hours- E-2 arrives on location and reports he has a 3 story building
med. smoke showing.

2319 Hours- Medic 8 dispatched

2324 Hours-Squrt-43 cover Pipeline-6,Tower Ladder 18 cover Ladder-3

2327 Hours- Deputy 2 responding

2330 Hours- 2ND ALARM STRUCK BY ORDERS OF BATT.8

E-7,Squrt-43,Pipeline-28,Pipeline-50,Squrt-8,Tower Ladder-18,Batt-3,Batt-4,Batt-1,Field Comm-1,Medic-22

2334 Hours-Pipeline-61 cover Engine-25,Squrt-38 cover Pipeline-6,Ladd-15 Cover Ladd-3

2335 Hours-3RD ALARM IS STRUCK BY ORDERS OF BATT.8.

Pipeline-61,Squrt-38,E-55,E-27,Ladd-12,Snorkel-5,Batt-2

2346 Hours-Pipeline-5 cover Pipeline-50,E-24 cover E-29,E-46 cover Pipeline-6,E-12 cover E-25

0010 Hours- 4TH ALARM STRUCK BY ORDERS OF CAR-3

E-12,E-46,E-24,Pipeline-34,Ladd-15


0025 Hours-E-41 cover E-2,E-63 cover E-25,Ladd-23 cover Ladd-16

0054 Hours- FIRE UNDER CONTROL BY ORDERS OF CAR-3

11-27-00--2nd 4 Alarm Blaze

1333 Hours- Box- 8199 Emerald St & York St- Fire reported at 2424 Emerald St- a building.

E-2,E-25,Pipeline-6,E-29,Ladd-3,Ladd-16,Batt-8,Batt-10,Rescue One

1337 Hours- E-2 arrives on location and reports he has a 3 story building,100 x 200, with heavy fire showing.

1337 Hours- Deputy 2 and Medic- 22 are dispatched.

1340 Hours- 2ND ALARM IS STRUCK BY ORDERS OF BATT-8

Squrt-72,Pipeline-3,Pipeline-28,E-55,E-7,Ladd-22,Batt-3,Batt-4,Batt-1,Field Comm-1,ES-5,Medic-13

1343 Hours- 3RD ALARM IS STRUCK BY ORDERS OF BATT-8

Pipeline-50,E-27,E-45,Pipeline-20,Batt-2

1345 Hours- Medic-8 dispatched

1347 Hours- 4TH ALARM IS STRUCK BY ORDERS OF BATT-8

Squrt-38,E-12,Pipeline-18,E-13,Ladd-10

1512 Hours- FIRE UNDER CONTROL BY ORDERS OF CAR 1

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Greg Masi
Phila.Second Alarmers