NBC10 Philadelphia - Byron Scott
A four-alarm fire broke out at the Windsor at Harper's Crossing Apartments in Langhorne Sunday night. Five firefighters and a police officer were injured during the blaze. Investigators say lightning was the cause of the flames. NBC10's Bryon Scott reports.
Five firefighters and a police officer were injured during a four-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in Middletown Township, Bucks County on Sunday.
It happened around 10:15 p.m. at the Windsor at Harper’s Crossing apartments in Langhorne.
The firefighters and officer were transported to St. Mary's and Aria Health hospitals. Authorities say they suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Two firefighters and the officer were treated and released.
Investigators say lightning was the cause of the fire. There are reports that a roof collapsed during the blaze. Eight apartments were heavily damaged while 16 more had smoke and water damage.
30 people were displaced after the fire. They are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.
A witness tells NBC10 he was grilling outside with his girlfriend when he saw a large lightning strike.
"We just saw a strike of lightning," said Ian Kennedy of Langhorne. "It had a green color to it. I got on my phone because I had a police scanner on my phone and I heard about a fire. Next thing you know we went for a drive, we turn on Route 1 and all we saw was a bright orange sky. It was kind of like something you'd see out of a movie."
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