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.
UPDATE: A viewer told @isasanchezt62 that a massive fire that ripped through an apartment building in North Coventry Township started at the unit pictured here before it eventually spread: https://t.co/ee8QFAHu4G pic.twitter.com/cVjgTyKgbG— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) July 31, 2020
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.
WATCH: Footage from @SkyForce10 of a massive apartment fire in North Coventry Township. @MattDeLucia— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) July 31, 2020
will have the latest details tonight on NBC10 News at 11: https://t.co/MJ4v9eS17a pic.twitter.com/JDygAUxoqI
#BREAKING UPDATE: Firefighters continue to battle a massive three-alarm fire at the Ashwood Apartments in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania. @MattDeLucia is headed to the scene: https://t.co/poj31veyga pic.twitter.com/dIjV0a71KL— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) July 31, 2020