Fire displaces Green Street residents

A fire broke out at 429 Green St. on Sunday, Aug. 25. PHOTO COUR­TESY OF MARY WOM­BACH­ER DANKANIS

Sev­er­al North­ern Liber­ties neigh­bors were dis­placed this past Sunday even­ing when a fire swept through 429 Green St. There were no in­jur­ies re­por­ted.

Phil­adelphia Fire De­part­ment Ex­ec­ut­ive Fire Chief Richard Dav­is­on con­firmed Monday by phone that the build­ing was a four-story dwell­ing, and the fire star­ted on the roof. The call came in at 8:19 p.m., and was placed un­der con­trol by fire­fight­ers at 8:32 p.m. 

At this time, there is no in­form­a­tion about what caused the fire, Dav­is­on said.

CBS Phil­adelphia re­por­ted that of­fi­cials say at least a dozen res­id­ents from the build­ing are dis­placed at this time, and that the Amer­ic­an Red Cross is re­spond­ing to as­sist res­id­ents.

North­ern Liber­ties res­id­ent Mary Wom­bach­er Dankanis pos­ted the photo of the fire shown above to the North­ern Liber­ties Neigh­bors Face­book page Monday morn­ing, along with the mes­sage: 

“Very sad to see such dam­age to such beau­ti­ful homes — but sad­der still are the res­id­ents who are now dis­placed. Long live our brave fire­men — they really risked their lives on this one.” ••

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