The Phoenix Reporter & Item (http://www.phoenixvillenews.com)

Fire damages apartment building in Upper Providence


By Mercury staff

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

UPPER PROVIDENCE The Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania is assisting four people displaced after a fire damaged a building on Bridge Street near Jacobs Street Tuesday morning.
The fire started around 8:50 a.m. and was extinguished before 10 a.m.
According to Dave Schrader, the chief Communications officer for the area Red Cross, one person declined help, one person will be released from the hospital soon and one person has decline help from the agency. Schrader said the agency is still waiting to hear from the fourth individual.
The severity of injuries to the hospitalized patient was not currently available.
Fire companies from Phoenixville, Black Rock, Kimberton, Valley Forge, King of Prussia and Lower Providence responded. Trappe Ambulance was on scene.
Multiple calls to the Black Rock Fire Company were not returned Tuesday.
EARLIER VERSION OF THE STORY
UPPER PROVIDENCE Fire damaged an apartment building on Bridge Street across from the Black Rock Fire Company headquarters in the township Tuesday morning. The fire was reported around 8:50 a.m. in the two-story building.
It was unknown if anyone was injured in the fire.
The Red Cross was assisting five people displaced by the fire, according to Dave Schrader.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Fire companies from Phoenixville, Black Rock, Kimberton, Valley Forge, King of Prussia, and Lower Providence responded. Trappe Ambulance was on scene.
More details to come.