4 hurt including 2 firefighters in apartment blaze in Clifton Heights, Delaware County

Monday, September 4, 2017
4 hurt including 2 firefighters in Clifton Heights apartment fire
4 hurt including 2 firefighters in Clifton Heights apartment fire. Vernon Odom reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on September 4, 2017.

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Pa. (WPVI) -- Authorities say four people, including two firefighters, have been hurt in an apartment fire in Clifton Heights, Delaware County.

The blaze broke out before 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of North Sycamore Avenue.

Watch Chopper 6 HD video from Clifton Heights, Delaware County, where firefighters battled an apartment fire.

Video from Chopper 6 HD showed flames and thick smoke coming from the roof of one section of the three-story complex.

More than a dozen residents were seen standing outside a number of adjacent units.

Police tell Action News two people, a teenager and an adult, were hurt escaping the fire.

3 hurt in Clifton Heights fire: Alicia Vitarelli reports during the Action News Update at 10 a.m. on September 4, 2017.

Their injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

In addition, two firefighters were treated for injuries also described as non-life-threatening.

Action News is told two children were dropped from windows into the arms of rescuers on the scene.

Neither child was hurt.

Fire officials believe the fire was sparked by a young child playing with a lighter found underneath a bed in one of the units.

A full investigation continues.


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