A fire erupted at historic firehouse in downtown Philadelphia Friday causing extensive damage. The fire started at about 11:20 a.m. at the firehouse located at 4th and Arch Street in downtown Philadelphia.
It appears preliminary that the fire may have started in a medical unit ambulance that was parked inside the firehouse. There were no immediate reports of any injuries.
The firehouse, commonly referred to as the “Ben Franklin Firehouse,” is believed to be the oldest firehouse in America.
All joking aside, this station has a lot of history. It also doesn’t have a fire truck. You see, in his infinite wisdom, Mayor Squidward removed the truck from this building during his round of station closings. Had the apparatus been there, the damage may not have been so severe.