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February 15, 2019

Bensalem firefighters save apartment complex

Alex Lloyd Gross photo- Delaware Valley News.com Firefighters have to carry equipment back to their trucks . You can see the fire damage in the background.

By Alex Lloyd Gross

A fire damaged two apartment units in building six of the Bucks Meadows Apartments on Knights road in Bensalem.  There were no injuries but it could have been much worse.  According to Battalion Chief Robert Sponheimer, of  Bensalem Fire Rescue, “There was fire damage to the bottom floor apartment and the second floor unit suffered extensive smoke damage,”.  Had crews not arrived when they did, the entire building could have gone up in flames.  Both apartments had tenants renting them but were not occupied at the time.There were no injuries.

Building Six is at the end of a long driveway, through a long courtyard. It’s the last building which made access a challenge.  The heat did not help either. Firefighters had to carry by hand ground ladders and heavy equipment to be  able to  do their jobs. The fire was reported before1:00 PM and  was declared under control less than 30 minutes later.  There were no injuries and a cause had not been determined.


Alex Lloyd Gross
Alex Lloyd Gross has the reputation for aggressive news coverage. With over 40 years experience including working at The News Gleaner, and had his work published in books and magazines that span the entire globe. With a strong background in emergency service related topics, he can bring forth a perspective that others cannot.
A contributor to Starfile Photo Agency for 20 years, Alex has been given access to and has photographed luminaries of both stage and screen.
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2 Responses “Bensalem firefighters save apartment complex”

  1. June 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    That building has had multiple fires over the decades. Terrible building for access.

  2. June 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    I used to lived there and I had a lot of electric issues

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