Bucks County building fire displaces dozens; injures four

    A fire at an apartment complex in southeast Pennsylvania has destroyed much of the complex, displaced dozens of residents and injured four people, including two firefighters.

    The fire broke out late Friday night at the Racquet Club Apartments in Middletown Township, the Associated Press reports. Police Sgt. Steve Forman told the Bucks County Courier Times that all the residents escaped safely.

    The newspaper said the two buildings of the 43-year-old complex were destroyed; one building of 42 apartments, where the fire likely started, became engulfed in flames that could be seen a mile away.

    The paper said two people were taken to St. Mary Medical Center. A man from the apartment where the fire started had burns to his feet and a 16-year-old resident suffered abrasions.

    According to ABC6, two firefighters were also taken to St. Mary Medical Center.

    The fire was brought under control early Saturday morning and the Red Cross has been working to assist the displaced residents.

    There is no word yet as to the condition of those injured or an official cause for the fire.

    NBC10 has dramatic images of the overnight blaze.

     

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