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Philadelphia building collapse: firefighter killed and five rescued after building collapsed

Philadelphia building collapse: firefighter killed and five rescued after building collapsed

A firefighter has died and five other people have been rescued after a building collapses in Philadelphia.

The five people rescued were four other firefighters and a permit and inspection officer, according to 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy.

They were responding to a fire at a building at 300 W Indiana Street in the city’s Fairhill neighborhood.

The fire was reported just before 2 a.m. Saturday and was extinguished by 3:24 a.m., Mr Murphy said.

The firefighter who died was not immediately named, but Mr Murphy said they were a 27-year veteran.

Murphy told reporters, “You can’t predict this. This was just a catastrophic accident that really hurt our department.”

Firefighters at the scene were reportedly hugging and wiping away tears.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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