Firefighters Pull Alarm, Clear Apartments

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    Firefighters responded to a fire at a Northeast Philly apartment complex around midnight last night and acted quickly to get residents out. (Published Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014)

    Quick-acting firefighters made sure everyone got out safe after fire broke out inside a Northeast Philadelphia apartment building overnight.

    Firefighters saw heavy smoke pouring from the Grant Meadows apartments at Grant Avenue and Ashton Road shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday.

    Even though firefighters responded to an alarm call at the apartments there was no audible alarm going off when they arrived, according to fire officials.

    “He immediately pulled the pull station inside there, activated the alarm and evacuated the building,” said fire department Battalion Chief Michael Richey.

    Richey said that the fire marshal would investigate a cause of the blaze that spread into the hallways of the building.

    Luckily everyone got out OK.

    “There were no injuries… however the Red Cross had to respond to work with three adult females and two adult males to find housing for them for the rest of the night,” said Richey.

    In total, eight apartments were damaged.