A terrible day for this city.
Two Philadelphia firefighters were killed this morning while battling a warehouse fire in Kensington. Three other firefighters were injured.
A posting on the Facebook page for Engine 7, Ladder 10 has identified the firefighters who lost their lives:
“It is with deep regret that Fire Commissioner Ayers announces the death of Lt. Robert Neary and FF Daniel Sweeney, both from Ladder 10, who were killed in the line of duty. Lt Neary and FF Sweeney died on Box 361 Front an York Sts, which was dispatched at 0313 on April 9th, 2012.”
This story hits close to home because the firefighters were from Captain America’s station. They were his guys. Naturally, he is taking is extraordinarily hard, so please keep him and the firefighter’s families in your prayers.