Updated:Three-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Six Borough Homes, At Least 10 Displaced, Sources say
Update: 4:45 pm Tuesday- Sept 19, 2023
The early Tuesday morning fire that ripped quickly through six Bristol Borough homes is now under investigation by the Bucks County Fire Marshal’s office, first responder sources told Lower Bucks Source, this afternoon.
Multiple residents and sources who could only speak on the condition of anonymity said fire victims were placed at a local church. Bristol Borough Emergency Management officials are set up there with The American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania assisting,
The fire severely damaged at least three homes and with the remaining three suffering varying degrees of fire and water damage.
Two witnesses earlier this morning saw a “family of five run for their lives with children in tow”
“:It was truly traumatic to see that” the Buckley Street resident said,
Still no official word on the cause of the fire that went from one to a three-alarm blaze in what appeared to be a blink of the eye, a first responder on scene said.
“The response was massive, intense, and loud” the source said.
A three-alarm fire ripped through Bristol Borough homes on the 600 Block of Spruce Street Tuesday morning.
One witness on scene said they saw a family of five running out of their home to escape the blaze.
Screaming sirens cut through the morning smoke, with onlookers crying as they stood mesmerized by the crazy morning scene of fire companies pouring into Bristol from every direction to battle the raging blaze, one witness described.
Preliminary reports said the fire dispatch came in around 6 am calling is a “a tactical house fire.”
Police on scene, one source said, advised the fire was spreading to other homes on the block with heavy smoke showing when fire companies arrived on scene.
Within 30 minutes it turned to three alarms and Buckley and Spruce cross-street blocked off by fire police.
By 7am there were approximately 20 fire trucks within the confines of Bristol Borough as .
Fire companies from as far as Trevose are on hand to assist with firefighters who are now checking adjacent homes for damage and spread, said observers.
Cause of the fire as of 8 am was yet to be determined.
Details and updates as they come in