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One Meridian Plaza Fire

A Building Construction Awareness Project     Fire Engineering In this Building Construction Awareness Project presentation, the panel speaks with Charles Jennings about the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This high-rise fire February 23, 1991, wrecked numerous floors ...

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Technical Rescue at Philadelphia High-Rise Construction Site

Medical emergency on the 41st floor     HighRise Ops Staff PHILADELPHIA – CBS Philadelphia reports that firefighters rescued a worker onthe 41st floor of a Center City high-rise. Officials said the 60-year-old man was working on the new building ...

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Fire in Basement of Philadelphia High-Rise

Spring Garden residents evacuated     HighRise Operations PHILADELPHIA – WPVI reports that a fire in the basement of residential high-rise caused evacuations early Monday morning. Firefighters responded to Spring Garden at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue at approximately 4:00 ...

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Interview with Man Who Climbed Philadelphia High-Rise During Fire

“My mother is sick, she’s bed-ridden. So I need to get up there,”     Maggie Kent, WPVI PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – A man seen scaling a West Philadelphia apartment building during a fire spoke exclusively to Action News describing how ...

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Video: Man Scales Down Philadelphia High-Rise to Escape Fire

Occupant seen climbing down the outside of 19-story high-rise     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man scaled down several floors of the side of a 19-story high-rise building in Philadelphia to escape a fire that injured four residents and three ...

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Injuries in Philadelphia High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 29th floor     PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Hundreds were displaced from their homes for several hours overnight after a fire broke out at a luxury, high-rise condo building on Rittenhouse Square. The fire broke out in a ...

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Philadelphia High-Rise Hospital Fire

Working fire on 16th floor of Hahnemann University Hospital     Aaron Mott – A working high rise box at Hahnemann University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia. Engine 20 was originally dispatched for an alarm system and requested the high ...

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Dozens Displaced by Philadelphia High-Rise Fire

Center City fire quickly knocked down     CENTER CITY (WPVI) – An apartment fire at a Center City high-rise forced dozens of people out in the cold. It happened at 13th and Walnut streets around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters ...

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