Building Collapses in Philadelphia
Building collapses in Philadelphia, firefighters trapped, officials said, firefighters trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building in Philadelphia’s Fairhill neighborhood Saturday morning.
Building Collapses in Philadelphia, alarm systems
The health status of the two was not immediately known. Senior fire and police officials said a firefighter and an inspector from the Licensing and Inspection Department were trapped.
They said the two were rescued and stabilized in hospital with minor injuries.
Officials said the building on Third Street and Indiana Avenue caught fire around 3 a.m., but was brought under control.
They said some firefighters remained on site to inspect the building and make sure there were no hot spots left.
NBC 10’s Skyforce 10 helicopter showed dozens of firefighters digging through the rubble and standing on the perimeter of the collapse as they searched for their colleagues.