Bensalem firefighters save apartment complex

Alex Lloyd Gross photo- Delaware Valley 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.