Devastation on Osage Avenue
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On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia police surrounded the MOVE house at 6221 Osage Ave., fired off thousands of rounds of ammunition and poured a deluge of water on the roof. At 5:27 p.m., a bomb was dropped on the roof and ignited a fire. The resulting fire destroyed 61 homes and killed six adults and five children in the house.
TIMELINE: The confrontation on May 13, 1985
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SOURCES: Report of the Grand Jury, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County; The MOVE Commission Report; Inquirer Archives