CHESTER COUNTY, Pa - Officials say four residents and three firefighters were taken to the hospital following a 3-alarm blaze at an apartment complex in North Coventry Township.
The fire broke out on the 700 block of Worth Boulevard at the Ashwood Apartments around 7:30 p.m. Thursday and quickly engulfed the building.
Firefighters spent hours working to get the blaze under control.
North Coventry firefighters were assisted by 30 emergency units from Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County.
After several hours of battling intense flames and heavy smoke, firefighters were able to control the blaze. However, as of Friday morning, crews were still trying to stamp out hot spots inside the charred building.
According to officials, over 100 people were affected by the fire with four people hospitalized with minor injuries. The Red Cross says they have helped 15 families find temporary housing at a nearby hotel.
Pastor Josh Park at Branch Life Church was trying to keep up with the extensive amount of donations that poured in Friday.
“We’re gonna give Walmart a run for their money. Everything that’s in a Walmart is now inside this fire station and the families are able to come and get whatever they need when they need it," he said.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated by Chester County Fire Marshal, Pennsylvania State Police, and agents from the bureau of alcohol tobacco firearms and explosives (ATF).
Displaced residents are in desperate need of donations. If you wish to donate a list of GoFundMe pages can be found below:
Help Michelle & Boys After Massive Apt Fire
Help Our Friend and his Family
Ashwood Apartments Fire Help Joe Brown!
Ash wood Pottstown Apartments
Jason Lick Fire Fund
Coventry PA Fire relief for Dave &Wendy
Help Alex, Aaron and there 4 children
Ashwood Apartment Fire Fundraiser
Guerrero Family Fire Loss Fund
Family In Need
Anything will help Jen Bonis and the girls
Lori Cope - Fire Emergency Fund
College Sophomore loses everything in fire
The fire that took everything..
Giant fire causes Aunt to lose everything.
Fire Relief Fund for Joe Brown
Schaffer family fire relief
Help our Friend and his Family
Funds for Tyler & his family
Ashwood Apartments Fire Victim ; Lori Seeley
Help our friend and her family
Ashwood fire resident needs new apartment
Fire Recovery Fund- The Love Family
Please help this amazing family ❤️
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