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Multi Alarm Apartment Fire Brings in Firefighters from Four Counties

By DAN MILLER, Senior Correspondent | July 30, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 073120100

North Coventry, PA - Chester County 911 alerted firefighters to a building fire shortly after 7:00pm on Thursday, July 30. Upon arrival units encountered heavy fire through the roof of the three story apartment building. Firefighters received reports of trapped individuals and managed to successfully rescue multiple residents from the building.

Water supply issues posed a major challenge as the access to the sixty year old building was limited by smaller streets and a park on one side. Command brought in tankers and established multiple tanker fill sites as well as dump locations in the neighborhood of the fire. There were units from as far away as Radnor and Broomall in Delaware County to assist.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Chester County Fire Marshal's Office.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.