Four Injured in Retirement Community Fire

Fire at Wood River Village injures four and displaces eight.


Today at 9:45 a.m. Bensalem fire and police responded to an apartment fire at Wood River Village retirement community on Bensalem Boulevard.

According to police, the fire was located in apartment F-111. Three employees and the 79-year-old resident were taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation and burns.

Battalion Chief Rob Sponheimer reports the fire appears to have started in the heating unit and spread into the walls. Fire is still under investigation.

Police said four apartments were evacuated and eight residents are being placed in other apartments within the complex.  

Responding to the scene were Bensalem Fire Rescue, Newport and Penndel Fire Companies.  

Liz November 07, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Good job guys as always :0)


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