Town: City of Philadelphia
Address: 2300 block of Naudain Street
Type: Three Alarm Apartment Fire
Details: Ladder-9 and Engine 24 were dispatched for an alarm system in an apartment building on the block. They arrived on scene and requested a battalion chief due to a unusual odor. Battalion chief 4 requested the electric company and gas company to respond for street lights flickering and high levels of CO in the apartment building. Companies began evacuating the apartment building and homes on the block. At some point there was an explosion of a building. B/C-4 struck the box and placed all hands in service with heaviest water lines. Deputy-1 requested the collapse unit to the scene. Command requested the second alarm and third alarms for fire in several homes.
Several civilians suffered minor injuries.
Still-smoking wreckage from a reported explosion on the 2300 block of Naudain Street. pic.twitter.com/fdIW4GHlwV
— Aubrey Whelan (@aubreyjwhelan) May 1, 2014
— Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) May 1, 2014