Officials: Kensington factory cited for safety violations
Flames broke out just before 3:15 a.m. Monday inside the abandoned Thomas Buck Hosiery Factory, located near the intersection of Jasper and York Streets in Philadelphia's Kensington section. It took firefighters approximately two hours to place the 5-alarm blaze under control. Two firefighters were killed and another two injured battling a fire inside a furniture store at the intersection of Kensington Avenue and E Boston Street, located adjacent to the burning warehouse. Fire officials suspect embers from the warehouse are to blame for the store fire.
Philadelphia city officials have detailed what they say is a long list of safety violations at the Kensington factory that went up in flames Monday, resulting in the deaths of two Philadelphia firefighters.