2-Alarm Fire at Lansdowne Apartment Building Displaces 80 Residents

An intense 2-alarm fire inside a Lansdowne, Pennsylvania apartment building displaced 80 people from their homes Thursday night, officials tell NBC10.

The fire started around 7:15 p.m. at the Stratford Court Apartments along the unit block of E. Lansdowne Avenue, Delaware County dispatchers said. At least a dozen fire crews responded to fight the blaze, officials said.

Firefighters were helping to evacuate residents from the building as flames shot from windows.

One person could be seen being taken away on a stretcher. Fire officials did not immediately have details about the injury they suffered.

The Red Paw Relief Team said several pets were injured or missing.

The fire was brought under control around 8:30 p.m. No word yet on a cause.

The American Red Cross is setting up a shelter at 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue for those affected.


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