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Protests in Philadelphia over delayed response time to fatal fire

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Protests in Philadelphia over delayed response time to fatal fire

Dozens of people gathered for protests in southwest Philadelphia, where a weekend fire killed four children and consumed a stretch of row houses.

Fire dispatch records show several factors affected a timely response to the fire.

The fire department’s response is now the focus of demonstrations in the neighborhood. Several people were reportedly detained after protesters blocked a ladder truck at a fire station and police officers pushed back a crowd.

Photo: The fire department’s delayed response to a deadly weekend fire that killed four children is now the focus of protests in the neighborhood. (Aubrey Whelan / Inquirer staff)

[The Inquirer]

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