Massive fire ravages Pennsylvania apartment building

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Friday, July 31, 2020
North Coventry fire leaves more than 100 displaced
"Everything I have is gone. Everything. Right down to my socks," Donnell Deboer said.

NORTH COVENTRY TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania -- A multi-alarm fire erupted Thursday night at an apartment building in Chester County, Pennsylvania, leaving at least four people injured and dozens homeless.

The fire started around 7:20 p.m. at the Ashwood Apartments located on the 700 block of Worth Boulevard in North Coventry Township.

Chopper 6 from sister station WPVI in Philadelphia was over the scene as heavy flames engulfed most of the three-story apartment building.

Chopper 6 was overhead as a massive fire consumes Ashwood Apartments in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania

At least four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Chester County officials said approximately 125 people have been displaced by the blaze. The Red Cross is providing shelter to 15 families.

According to witnesses, the fire started near the top floor of the structure and quickly spread along the roofline.

MASSIVE BLAZE: At least four people were rushed to the hospital after a multi-alarm fire broke out at an apartment building in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania.

The apartment appears to have pre-dated firewalls, and crews had water pressure issues during the firefight.

Fire crews were dispatched from Delaware County to help with water supply issues.

On Friday morning, smoke was still rising from the charred remains of the apartment building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

CHOPPER 6 VIDEO: Firefighters are battling a massive apartment fire in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania on Thursday night.