3 Pa. FFs injured battling massive blaze at apartment complex

4 residents were also injured and about 100 were displaced as the fire spread throughout the entire complex


By Laura French

NORTH COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Three firefighters were injured battling an enormous blaze that spread through an entire apartment complex in Pennsylvania Thursday night. 

Four residents were also injured and about 100 were displaced by the blaze at the Ashwood Apartments in North Coventry Township, according to NBC Philadelphia

A resident reported that the fire had begun in one apartment and then quickly spread from unit to unit.

North Coventry Township police said the Norco Fire Company was assisted by 30 other area fire departments as well as EMS units from four counties. Firefighters and police evacuated the residents and the fire was brought under control after several hours. 

The three firefighters and four residents injured were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, police said. 

Chester County fire marshals, Pennsylvania State Police and the ATF are investigating the blaze. The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents. 

 

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