Seven hurt in fire at Delaware County apartment complex

A firefighter clears debris from a charred section of the Clifton Heights, Pa., apartment complex. The complex was hit by a multi-alarm fire that left several residents and a firefighter injured.

A three-alarm fire raged in a three-story apartment complex Monday morning in Clifton Heights, Delaware County, sending four people to  hospitals, emergency officials said.

A family of four was rescued from a third-floor unit at the Cliff Park apartments on North Sycamore Avenue prior to the firefighters’ arrival, the fire company said in a statement Monday afternoon. The fire was reported about 8:30 a.m.

Four residents, two firefighters, and one police officer were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the fire company said.

6abc reported that two children were dropped from windows into the arms of officers and neither child was hurt. It also cited fire officials as saying the blaze was sparked by a young child playing with a lighter.