Monday, November 30, 2015

Man killed in Brookhaven blaze



A fire in Delaware County early Saturday killed one man and displaced at least 14 people.


A fire in Delaware County early Saturday killed one man and displaced at least 14 people.

Officials said the blaze broke out shortly before 1:30 a.m. in a row home on the 1500 block of Rainer Road in Brookhaven.

One victim was reportedly trapped inside the home and died before emergency responders could reach him. His identity was not immediately released.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in a little over an hour, but not before four adjacent homes suffered smoke and water damage.

A spokesman for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania said the organization was assisting 14 people with emergency needs like food, lodging, clothes and prescription medications.

The Red Cross will also conduct a fire safety walk through the neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers will distribute fire safety information and provide residents with 9-volt batteries for their smoke alarms.

The cause of the fatal fire remains under investigation.

Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; Follow @phillynews on Twitter.
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