Former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Harold Hairston dies

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Action News has learned that former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Harold Hairston has died. (WPVI)

Action News has learned that former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Harold Hairston has died.

Hairston spent 40 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department.

He was the city's first African American fire commissioner, serving from 1992 until his retirement in 2004.

Fire officials announced his death early Wednesday morning.

The circumstances of Hairston's death are unknown at this time.
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