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Philadelphia building collapse kills a firefighter

One firefighter killed in a building collapse in Fairhill, Philadelphia. Several people were pulled out of the building.

Where: Fairhill section, Philadelphia

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A building collapsed in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia early Saturday killing one firefighter and injuring four others and a building inspector.
A Philadelphia Fire Department release stated, “Lieutenant Sean Williamson, 51, was killed in the line of duty while operating at this morning’s fire at 300 W. Indiana Avenue in the city’s Fairhill section.”
The fire started at around 2 am and the building collapsed at around 3.24 am after the fire had been brought under control.
No cause for the fire has yet been determined.
Mayor Kenney stated, “I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Philadelphia Firefighter Lieutenant Sean Williamson. This is a heartbreaking day for our city. For more than 27 years, he dedicated his life to serving and protecting the people of Philadelphia, and sacrificed his life protecting others.”

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