Crews continue search for 2 missing in south Philly fire

Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities are continuing to search for two people believed to have been trapped when an explosion and massive fire destroyed several south Philadelphia row homes.

Crews are resuming efforts to find the two on Friday.

City Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel says emergency responders made two attempts to rescue someone they saw was trapped, but collapsing buildings pushed the person farther away.

Family members of a second potential victim say that person is missing.

Several dozen people were evacuated because of the fire. It happened Thursday near Philadelphia’s famed Italian Market.

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