Norristown Fire Department Announces Fire Fatality


 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

For Immediate Release                                                   Contact: Gabriela Prete,

April 24, 2018                                                                  Public Information Officer, 610-270-0429

 

Norristown Fire Department Announces Fire Fatality 

 

NORRISTOWN, PA – The Norristown Fire Department announced today that Fire units were dispatched to Curren Terrace Apartments, located at 1101 New Hope Street, Building 8, at     3:39 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, with assistance from the Norristown Police Department, Plymouth Ambulance, Plymouth and East Norriton Fire Companies. 

Upon arrival firefighters found fire in a ground floor apartment; smoke detectors did activate, alerting occupants.  Surrounding apartments were evacuated.  The fire was placed under control at 4:06 a.m., with minor smoke damage to adjoining apartments. 

Once inside, crews found a sixty-one year old female, who they removed from the building and placed in the care of Plymouth Ambulance for treatment.  The woman later died at the hospital.  This is the first fatality of 2018. There were no further injuries reported. 

The fire is still under investigation by members of the Norristown Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Further inquiries should be made to the Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Rich Lockhart at 610-270-2894. 

 

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Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

info@norristown.org


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