Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Two alarm fire rips through apartments in Holmsburg

See also

Shortly after noon fire officials received a call from someone reporting a fire at 8030 Ditman street reporting an apartment fire today, March 14 2014. As firefighters responded, they found a small amount of smoke billowing from a building far enough back to hinder access. Within five minutes, the small amount of smoke escalated to at least two units filled with thick, grey smoke.

More Photos

At the same time, 911 call takers were on the phone with a woman who was trapped on her second floor balcony and told call takers that her oxygen tank exploded. That has not been confirmed. She was rescued and carted away to a waiting ambulance. Several other people were checked out by medics at the scene.

Firefighters quickly called a second alarm to help with evacuations and man power. extra hose had to be carried a great distance to get water on the fire. It was declared under control withing 40 minutes. Numerous representatives from the Fire Marshal's Office were on scene working to determine a cause. Numerous restoration companies and adjusters converged on the Holmsburg neighborhood.

THIS ARTICLE AND ALL PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHT BY ALEX LLOYD GROSS AND MAY NOT BE REPUBLISHED OR RE POSTED IN ANY MEDIUM WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION. LINKING BACK TO THIS PAGE IS PERMITTED AND ENCOURAGED. FOR REPRINT INFORMATION, CONTACT THE AUTHOR.

Advertisement

News

  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
    Video
    Video
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
    Sports
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
    Headlines
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison
    Video
    Video