Adults, 4 Kids Jump From Window to Escape Blaze

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    NEWSLETTERS

    A double occupancy home in Churchville, Pa. went up in flames overnight as a family escaped out a window. (Published Thursday, Apr 24, 2014)

    A Bucks County family escaped -- children jumping out the window -- after their home caught fire overnight.

    Two adults suffered some fractures and four kids suffered smoke inhalation but it could have been much worse when flames broke out around 1:15 a.m. along the 300 block of Bustleton Pike in Churchville, Pa.

    A passerby spotted the fire in the dual occupancy home and called the fire department.

    The family in the front unit got out OK but the family in the back had to escape through a rear second floor window.

    “All four children were either handed down or jumped into the arms of their parents, we’re not quite sure,” said Northampton Township Fire Chief Adam Selisker.

    The family was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

    Selisker said that windy conditions made it difficult to battle the blaze but didn’t stop firefighters from getting it under control.

    “We were able to overcome that and were able to extinguish the fire in 20 to 25 minutes.”

    The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Thursday morning.