Firefighter Killed When A Building Collapsed On Him

Fire Fighters Dig To Save Their Own In Philadelphia

Lt. Sean Williamson: Officials identify firefighter killed after Philadelphia building collapse; 5 others also injured – WPVI-TV

A Philadelphia firefighter died after fighting a fire in a building that collapsed shortly after the fire was extinguished, a fire official said. Four other firefighters and a city worker were pulled alive from the rubble.

Five people were trapped in a three-story building in a commercial/mixed-use part of town when it caught fire Saturday morning. A 27-year veteran firefighter died in the fire. Sean Williamson who was a lieutenant with the department. He leaves behind a wife and kids.

Firefighters were called to the building at 1:53 a.m. because of a box alarm, and found a fire, which they put out. The building collapsed, and several people were pulled out systematically.

Firefighters and others helped clean up debris at the scene, including the Philadelphia police and the American Red Cross.

According to FEMA one-hundred and two firefighters died in 2020 while in the line of duty.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Lt. Sean Williamson: Officials identify firefighter killed after Philadelphia building collapse; 5 others also injured  WPVI-TV
  2. A Philadelphia firefighter died in a building that collapsed after a fire, and 5 other people rescued  CNN
  3. Firefighter dead after building collapse in Philadelphia fire  FOX 29 Philadelphia
  4. 1 Firefighter Dead, 5 Others Rescued After Philly Building Collapse  NBC 10 Philadelphia
  5. Philadelphia firefighter killed in building collapse, 5 rescued in ‘catastrophic accident’  Fox News
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