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Two people were injured in a Nov. 24 fire in a home on the 9000 block of Pine Road.
By Mikala Jamison
The circumstances of the death of a 22-year-old Port Richmond man last year are under investigation by the Philadelphia Fire Department. His family says the tragedy is the result of negligent paramedics.
Nine people were displaced Sept. 4 by a fire in a West Torresdale apartment building. No one was injured, said Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison.
A cigarette smoker was critically injured when his lighter ignited a gas explosion inside his Somerton home last Wednesday.
Several Northern Liberties neighbors were displaced this past Sunday evening when a fire swept through 429 Green St. There were no injuries reported.
While no one was killed or seriously injured, adults and children whose homes were destroyed are left with only the clothes on their backs. Now, neighbors across the River Wards are working to lend a hand.
Police are investigating a deliberately set fire that raced through 24 empty cars in Somerton early Tuesday.