Phila Fire Kills 12

A fire in a public housing duplex killed 4 adults and 8 kids. As a retired firefighter, I can tell you that this is the sort of fire that all firefighters dread.

The thing that is incredible to me is that there were 26 people staying in the two apartments, and at least some of the smoke detectors failed to function. The housing authority claims that all of them were working in May when the unit was inspected.

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Not improbable that the detectors had been disabled because one or more of the adults was a smoker.

blah, blah, blah…whatever…some city employee walked by the stench filled apartment and checked some boxes and kept walking…

I assume something like that happened. I doubt the workers can be bothered to do a full inspection unless they have a grudge against the inhabitants…

So some section 8’s probably torched their own joint while violating the terms of the lease, and now the city is to blame. Good thing the the taxpayers can be soaked again to cover the settlement that will undoubtedly be paid out.

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