April 9th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

2 Philadelphia firefighters killed in wall collapse

Two Philadelphia firefighters died early Monday and three others were injured when the wall of a building collapsed as they battled a five-alarm fire, officials said.

The collapse occurred about 5:50 a.m. as the five were inside a furniture store, said Deputy Fire Commissioner Ernest Hargett Jr.

Four of the firefighters were trapped inside, he said, but the fifth was able to get free. Firefighters were forced to move brick and timber by hand and cut through some materials to rescue the others, Hargett said.

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  1. saywhat

    Hate & revenge or simple lust for blood. These murderers should get the maximum punishment prescribed by the law and swiftly.

    April 9, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Aaron

    This is not "Breaking News"

    April 9, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    My sympathy to the familes of the firefighters.

    Firemen have my utmost admiration.

    April 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    My above comments 10:24 am related to the thread on Tulsa shooting.Pardon the mistake pl.

    Our firefighters are bravest of the brave and my heart felt condolences go out to the families of these firefighters.

    April 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |