7 firefighters injured battling 4-alarm Bucks Co fire

An Action News viewer sent in this photo of a 4-alarm fire in Middletown Township, Bucks County on Sunday, July 15, 2012.

July 16, 2012 5:47:04 PM PDT
Seven firefighters were hospitalized battling a four-alarm fire, which tore through a Bucks County apartment complex Sunday night.

Fire investigators say a lightning strike sparked the blaze.

It broke out shortly after 10:00 p.m. at the Windsor at Harper's Crossing near the intersection of Route 1 and Interstate 95 in Middletown Township.

Arriving fire crews reported heavy flames showing from the upper floors of the complex.

Initial reports indicate that there were residents trapped inside in the area where the fire started. But everyone was able to get out safely.

Seven firefighters were treated at area hospitals.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

Eight apartments were damaged in the fire and 16 more had smoke and water damage.

The Red Cross is assisting 30 people displaced by the fire.

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