Firefighters saved a three children and two adults after they escaped onto a fire escape as flames tore through Delaware County apartments overnight.
The blaze broke out as many residents slept inside a subdivided home at W 3rd and Yarnall streets in Chester, Pennsylvania around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Residents in the building banged on doors and shouted to make sure everyone got out safe.
There are six apartments and 12 people living in the building. Firefighters rescued five of those people, including three children, from a fire escape.
“All the victims that came out onto the third floor with our assistance came out on their own power,” said Chester Battalion Chief Joseph Iacono. “They were brought to Crozer Chester (Medical Center) for evaluation.”
No serious injuries were reported.
Tenant Daniel Harrold knocked on the door of a family living next door to make sure they got out after he saw their apartment on fire.
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"My first instinct was to go try to get them out," said Harrold. "I ran next door and was kicking on the door, banging on the door."
No word yet on what caused the fire.