Officials: 2-alarm fire destroys multiple Warminster townhomes, forces dozens of residents into bitter cold
WARMINSTER, Pa. - An elderly woman and her grandson were hospitalized in a Bucks County condo fire that tore through multiple units and displaced dozens early Thursday morning.
Firefighters in from the Warminster Township Fire Department were called to the Saxory Manor community on York Road around 2 a.m. for reports of a second-story condo fire.
A neighbor told FOX 29 that the fire started in a condo where an 89-year-old woman and her grandson lived. Both were rushed to a nearby hospital and their conditions are unknown.
"She would have been 90 in a couple months and the sweetest lady you know, all this stuff can be replaced, but we'll miss her," Denise Ciao said.
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The residents of the six other units destroyed in the fire managed to safely escape the blaze. The remaining attached condos were left without gas and water for hours after the fire.
While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Director of Emergency Management and Warminster Fire Marshal Joe Velten advised people to be careful with heat sources this winter.
"They just need to keep an eye on space and keeping clothing and combustibles away from those heaters, candles, same thing," Velten said.