Chester

Woman Killed in Birmingham Township House Fire

Firefighters had to set up portable pools so they could have a steady supply of water to fight the fire since the street lacked fire hydrants

A woman is dead after an fire tore through a home in a Chester County neighborhood, county officials said.

Flames were first spotted in the home along the 1300 block of Birmingham Road in Birmingham Township around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A lack of fire hydrants in the neighborhood forced firefighters to set up portable pools from which to pump water to knock back the blaze.

Firefighters conducted a search of the home and found 65-year-old Bonnie Lynn Hall unresponsive on the first floor. She were declared dead at the scene, county officials said.

The Chester County Coroner and Fire Marshal continued to investigate the cause of the fire, which was not considered suspicious.

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