Philadelphia Firefighter Killed in Morning Building Collapse

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – It was a deadly day for the Philadelphia Fire Department early Saturday morning after a building collapsed with multiple people trapped underneath the rubble.

A firefighter was killed when a building collapsed trapping several people, the Philadelphia Fire Department said on Saturday.

The fire department said there were “2 trapped members from the collapse at 300 W. Indiana St. 1 member was transported to the hospital. The other, a 27-year veteran, was pronounced [dead] at the scene.” The department later said the incident was under control.

“PFD continued work to rescue 2 trapped members from the collapse at 300 W. Indiana St. 1 member was transported to the hospital. The other, a 27-year veteran, was pronounced at the scene. Our thoughts are with his friends, family, and fellow PFD along with all affected,” the department tweeted this morning.

Jim Kenney, the mayor of Philadelphia, posted a message on Twitter saying: “Grieving with the members of the @PhillyFireDept and all @PhiladelphiaGov who lost one of our own in the line of duty today.”

(Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington; Editing by Mark Potter, Reuters) Edited by Phil Stilton, SNN