Early Morning Fire Rips Through Bensalem Apartment Complex
An early morning fire which ripped through a building in the Berkeley Trace Apartments in Bensalem around 5 am on Sunday (November 24), has displaced several families just days before Thanksgiving. Luckily, initial reports from DelawareValleyNews.com indicated that there were no injuries in the blaze.
Upon their arrival, firefighters found flames shooting through the roof of the two-story building on the 3800 block of Bensalem Blvd, 6ABC reports. Several outlets reported that the fire was placed under control sometime after 6 am on Sunday.
However, the Bensalem Fire Department confirmed that some residents have been displaced by the fire's damage. The Red Cross is now assisting the victims of Sunday morning's blaze.
A report on Twitter indicated that 4 families with 5 adults were being assisted by the Philadelphia area Red Cross.
Photos included in that tweet showed the roof of the building had been completely destroyed by the flames.
Several local fire departments including Bristol and Bensalem were on the scene at the height of the blaze, according to scanner reports obtained online.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.