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Firefighters Make Quick Work of Coatesville Apartment Fire

By MARK WALSH, Correspondent | July 18, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 071921110

COATESVILLE, PA - On Sunday afternoon, July 18th, at 12:52 P.M., firefighters from Coatesville, Thorndale, Modena, Coatesville VA, Minquas, and Keystone Valley, along with EMTs from Washington Hose and Paramedics from Tower Health, were dispatched to the 500 block of E Chestnut Street in Coatesville for an apartment fire reported with subjects still inside.

Firefighters from Coatesville arrived less than a minute later with smoke showing from a second-floor apartment and confirmed a working fire. As more firefighters began to arrive on the scene members from Coatesville made entry into the apartment and began to extinguish the flames while also searching for any trapped occupants. Luckily, all occupants were able to escape the flames uninjured.

Firefighters had the fire under control in less than 10 minutes. Chester County's Fire Marshal was also on the scene investigating the fire.

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