Yeadon apartment fire displaces 42, leaves 400 without electricity

    An early morning apartment fire in Yeadon displaced the residents of nearly a dozen apartments people and left hundreds without electricity on Saturday.

    According to the Delco Times, the fire broke out at 4:50 a.m. in a third floor apartment in Building B at Foxcroft Terrace on North Front Street.

    Fire officials reported the building was evacuated and the fire was under control within 40 minutes.Though there were no injuries, the entire apartment was burned out and the other apartments all suffered from smoke and water damage, said Yeadon Fire Chief Mike Diieno.

    The Red Cross was on hand providing assistance to the 42 displaced residents of the building, in addition to the 400 residents of the complex who lost electricity.

    This is the second fire officials have responded to within the complex in recent memory. Firefighters responded to a blaze in the building seven years ago.

    “It’s actually the second time we’ve had a fire in that building,” said Diieno. “The building next to it is still burned out.”

    Fire officials are still investigating the blaze.

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