Four-Alarm Fire Injures Four in Levittown (PA)

Four people, including two firefighters, were injured when a four-alarm fire raced through a Levittown (PA) apartment complex Friday night, severely damaging 43 units and leaving scores of residents homeless, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Between 160 and 185 firefighters responded to the scene, including some from Burlington County. One firefighter suffered a heat-related injury. The other had an injury related to a preexisting condition.

A father and son who lived in a second-floor apartment in the southeast corner of the complex were also injured. The son jumped off the balcony to escape the fire and was caught by residents. The injured were taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center, Aria Health-Bucks County Campus, and Lower Bucks Hospital.

The firefighters were released Saturday.

Bucks County spokesman Chris Edwards called the fire “one of the largest residential fires in recent history” in the county.

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