Fralinger Mummers fire – in pictures and video

Most of you have heard by now about the fire at the Fralinger String Band’s warehouse at 2nd and Wharton streets that nearly destroyed all the Mummers’ hard work. The good news is that most of their gear emerged from the fire in tact, if not soaking wet. Inky reports that the fire was caused by faulty electrical wiring in the illegal auto repair shop that shared the warehouse.

Meanwhile Passyunk Post contributor Samantha Krotzer snapped a few pictures of the scene late Tuesday afternoon as crews were working to clear the wreckage. Take a look, and way down at the bottom, find a video of the billowing flames and thick smoke from

Fox29 on the scene on Wharton Street 
Damaged neighboring house
View from 2nd Street, looking south
Mummers flare in the window
Crane on Howard Street, where the most serious damage is
Most serious damage at the back of the warehouse, seen from Sears Street

– Samantha Krotzer, @SamanthaKrotzer

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