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2 Philly Firefighters Die Battling Blaze

2Two Philadelphia firefighters are dead after a wall collapsed on them while they fought a massive early-morning warehouse fire in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia warehouse fire
Firefighters remember fallen firefighters at Philadelphia warehouse fire (WPVI TV)

Fire officials say five firefighters were inside a furniture store adjacent to the vacant warehouse  in the Kensington section when a wall collapse trapped them Monday morning. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers identified the firefighters as a 60-year-old man and a 25-year-old man.

Hot embers whipped by strong winds ignited seven other structures, including six homes. Those fires were extinguished.

Three other firefighters were injured with one admitted to a hospital.

Ayers says the last time the city’s fire department lost multiple members in one fire was in 2004.

Police began banging on the doors of nearby homes shortly after the fire was reported. No injuries were reported among the displaced.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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