A fire early this morning took the life of one adult and injured four other people at 14 N. Plum Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Glenn Usdin, who runs the new site FireTruckBlog.com, was on the scene and has provided photos and video. Here is an excerpt from WGAL-TV’s latest report:
Two adults and three young children live in the home, fire officials said. One of the adults and the children were taken to the hospital. One person was airlifted to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
The cause of death for the person who was killed has not been determined and the victim’s name has not been released.
Lancaster’s Fire Station No. 3 is within a short walk of the scene. At the scene, heavy fire was showing on both the front and back of the home, said Lancaster Fire Chief Tim Gregg said.
Here is what Glenn wrote about the fire earlier this morning:
Fire was racing out the 2nd and third floor windows when firefighters arrived. 2 occupants had already jumped to safety and there were unconfirmed reports that others may not have gotten out. This quickly became a general alarm fire and units from Lancaster Township, Lafayette and Millersville Fire companies assisted at the scene. Firefighters were hampered from doing an aggressive search and fire attack because much of the interior floor had burned away, making exterior operations necessary.