Man jumps from burning building in Croydon, Bucks Co.; fire ruled arson

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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Man leaps from second-floor window to escape Croydon fire
A man is being treated for injuries he sustained while making a daring escape from a Bucks County house fire.

CROYDON, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A fire that left a man injured early Thursday morning in Bucks County was intentionally set, investigators said.

The flames broke out just before 1 a.m. Thursday at a house divided into three units on the 800 block of Main Avenue in Croydon.

Officials said a man in his 50s leaped from a second-floor balcony to escape.

He was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and injuries from the fall.

A woman managed to climb from a second-story window onto a first-story roof and was rescued by firefighters.

There were no working smoke alarms in the building, officials said.

The arson investigation is being handled by Bristol Township detectives.