What to Know
- Fire broke out at ReNew at Glenmoore in Glenmoore, Chester County, early Tuesday morning.
- The fire left the 600 Building gutted, most of the roof gone.
- About 75 residents were displaced, no injuries were reported.
A fire gutted a Chester County apartment building early Tuesday, leaving dozens of residents and their pets out of their homes.
The blaze at ReNew at Glenmoore along Ardsley Place in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, sent flames high into the air after breaking out around 1:45 a.m., county dispatchers and neighbors said.
About 75 to 100 firefighters battled the blaze at the 600 Building and got it under control by 2:53 a.m. The flames were completely out by daybreak.
Firefighters didn’t report any injuries. They were working to reunite pets with their families.
The blaze tore through around 38 to 40 units in the four-story building. The roof was destroyed and many of the units on the upper floors were gutted and uninhabitable. Water supply posed one of the biggest challenges for firefighters, Ludwigs Corner Fire Company Chief Jeff Kimes said.
Fire alarms were blaring when firefighters arrived. Many residents left on their own while firefighters helped some other out, Kimes said.
The American Red Cross helped 10 families left homeless by the blaze. The rest of the about 75 people displaced by the fire were staying with family or friends.
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The cause of the fire remained under investigation by the county fire marshal, Kimes said.