A Philadelphia firefighter died Saturday morning in a building collapse following a fire, a city fire official said.
Five other trapped people – four firefighters and a licensing and inspection worker – were rescued from the collapse, 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said.
[Original story, published at 7:39 a.m. ET]
“So far, several have been rescued and transported to hospitals,” read the tweet from the Philadelphia Fire Department, posted at 6:05 a.m. ET. The department was still working to save others, he added.
The collapse at 300 W. Indiana St. in the city’s Fairhill neighborhood occurred during a fire, the department said. Details about a fire, the collapse or what the building housed were not immediately available.
At the site, firefighters and others stood by or walked around a large pile – more than with their heads held high – of metal, wood and other debris, video from the affiliate showed. from CNN WPVI.
This is a developing story and will be updated.