Man rescued from SW Philly rowhouse collapse

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A man was rescued from a rowhouse that collapsed in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday, authorities said.


A Fire Department dispatcher said a 911 call came in at 2:42 a.m. for a house that collapsed on the 6100 block of Yocum Street and that one person was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

The 59-year-old man was homeless and was seeking shelter in the vacant house, TV news reports said. He was reportedly in stable condition.


Firefighters had to safely make their way through the house to find the victim.

“Our members don’t want to cause any more damage over the possibility of a future collapse,” Lt. Bernard Gilliam told reporters at the scene. “So they had to safely kind of cherry-pick their way through the wreckage to be able to find this individual.”

The cause of the collapse was under investigation.













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