Firefighters are trapped after a building collapses in Philadelphia, officials say


“So far, several were rescued and transported to hospitals,” reads the Philadelphia Fire Department’s tweet, posted at 6:05 a.m. ET. The department still was working to rescue others, it added.

The collapse at 300 W. Indiana St. in the city’s Fairhill neighborhood happened during a fire response, the department said. Details about a fire, the collapse or what the building housed weren’t immediately available.

At the site, firefighters and others stood near or walked around a large pile — more than head-high — of metal, wood and other debris, video from CNN affiliate WPVI showed.

At least nine agencies were helping with recovery efforts, including Philadelphia police and the American Red Cross, the fire department added on Twitter.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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