NORTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa. | A fire that quickly spread through a Chester County apartment complex Thursday night re-ignited Friday morning.
WFMZ's Ali Reid on Friday spoke with residents who returned Friday to see the aftermath of the fire.
The Norco Fire Company and North Coventry Township Police Department responded to Ashwood Apartments in the 700 block of Worth Boulevard about 7:20 p.m. Thursday. Police and firefighters evacuated the building as fire spread throughout the complex. Emergency crews deemed the blaze under control after several hours, but the fire re-ignited in a portion of the complex Friday morning.
Township police report that four residents and three firefighters were taken by Goodwill Ambulance to area hospitals for treatment of injuries sustained during the fire. The chief of Goodwill Ambulance said Thursday that one woman was taken to a burn unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest and that two firefighters were taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.
Police said 30 fire departments and EMS crews from Chester, Berks, Montgomery and Delaware counties assisted Norco Fire Company. About 100 residents were displaced and were transported from the Owen J. Roberts School District to the Norco Fire Company, where they were assisted by the American Red Cross.
Fire marshals from Chester County, the Pennsylvania State Police and the ATF are assisting in the fire investigation, according to township police.
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