Massive apartment fire displaces 100 people, injures at least 7 in Pennsylvania township

  • Source: WCAU-TV NBC 10 Philadelphia
  • Published: 07/31/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Flames jumped from unit to unit as a fire engulfed a North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania, apartment building, displacing 100 residents and leaving at least seven people, including three firefighters, hurt. The three-alarm fire started at the Ashwood Apartments on 782 Worth Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. A resident told Telemundo 62's Isabel Sanchez that the fire began in a single unit before it quickly spread. The fire destroyed the entire roof and the building was evacuated with multiple people rescued. Witnesses said at least one person was rescued from the third floor. "It was popping like fireworks exploding," Oscar Brunner, a neighbor, told NBC10. "Something was fueling it." Sherry Ruchinski, a resident in the apartment, was on the third floor watering her sister's plants when the fire began. "I didn't take it seriously. I thought it would be out in minutes," she said. "I came down five minutes later the alarm went off and a fellow was banging saying, 'Get out. There's a fire.'"


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