Five Hurt When Philadelphia Fire Engine Crashes into Building

A Philadelphia fire engine crashes into a building while responding to a house fire.
(FOX 29 Philadelphia)

Four firefighters and a civilian injured in response crash

FOX 29 Philadelphia, with permission

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (FOX 29 Philadelphia) – Four firefighters and a civilian were injured after a fire truck crashed into a building in North Philadelphia.

It happened on West Girard Avenue and North 7th Street Thursday around 4 p.m. when Engine 29 was responding to a house fire at Front and Dauphin with the lights and sirens on.

No word on the extent of injuries at this time.

FOX 29’s Marcus Espinoza reports the 16-unit apartment building is for sale and was vacant at the time of the crash. 

L&I was on the scene Thursday to figure out if the building was structurally sound to remove the truck. It was deemed safe and the truck was removed around 10 p.m. 

The cause of the crash remains unknown. 

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