Fire damages bathroom at Philadelphia City Hall

    Firefighters have put out a small fire in a women’s bathroom on the third floor of Philadelphia’s City Hall.

    Executive Chief Richard Davison, a fire department spokesman, says the fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday and was under control in about 10 minutes.

    More than 100 people had to be evacuated from the historic building while crews responded.


    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    Davison says the fire caused minor damage and no one was hurt.

    The cause was not immediately known

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal