2 Injured In Haddon Heights Apartment Fire - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

2 Injured In Haddon Heights Apartment Fire

Posted: Updated:
Photo Courtesy: Philly Fire News Photo Courtesy: Philly Fire News
HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. -

Viewers sent us these pictures of a fire that raged in Haddon Heights on Saturday. They show huge flames towering over fire crews.

The blast, which happened in the afternoon at a three-story home on the 100 block of the Whitehorse Pike, injured two people with second-degree burns.

Cell phone video showed the raging apartment fire filling the Haddon Heights sky with plumes of smoke moments after a powerful explosion jolted the earth below, with residents saying they felt it several blocks away, and some saw debris fly into the air.

Two residents were rushed to area hospitals as the intense heat and flames took over the three-story Victorian house with five units.

Steve Berryhill says he jumped in to help: "There was a woman on the 3rd floor.  I don't know if she wasn't fully dressed or it blew her clothing off but we helped get her out. … And there were two people on the first floor that we helped get out."

The scene demanded the attention of at least nine area fire squads and first responders as witnesses lined the streets to capture every moment.

Ken Whalen shot smartphone pictures after feeling the blast from afar.

"Just the most intense fire I've ever seen," he said. "I heard an explosion about a half mile away.  I saw the smoke so I started driving towards it."

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Now those that know the displaced residents are praying they can get back on their feet, FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reported from the scene.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: SUV Disregards Red Light, Hits Tractor Trailer Into Mayfair Home

    Police: SUV Disregards Red Light, Hits Tractor Trailer Into Mayfair Home

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:53:41 GMT
    Police say an SUV collided into a tractor trailer, which caused the tractor trailer to crash into a house on the 6300 block of Farnsworth Street in Mayfair around 7 p.m. on Thursday.
    Police say an SUV collided into a tractor trailer, which caused the tractor trailer to crash into a house on the 6300 block of Farnsworth Street in Mayfair around 7 p.m. on Thursday.
  • NICE FRIDAY

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:47:30 GMT

    The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.

    Fantastic Friday

    Friday features lots of sunshine and more low humidity. Pleasant northerly breeze. Cool morning lows in the upper 50s/low 60s. Afternoon high of 81.

    The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.

    Friday (81/60): Sun

    Saturday (83/64): Sun/Clouds

    Sunday (89/69): Clouds/Storm

    Monday (90/71): Clouds/Storm

    Tuesday (91/71): Clouds/Storm

     

  • Police: Man Shot, Robbed Of 70K In Grocery Store Parking Lot

    Police: Man Shot, Robbed Of 70K In Grocery Store Parking Lot

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:29:27 GMT
    Philadelphia police say a man was shot and robbed when he pulled into the parking lot of the Pathmark on the 2100 block of Bleigh Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia just after 6 p.m. on Thursday.
    Philadelphia police say a man was shot and robbed when he pulled into the parking lot of the Pathmark on the 2100 block of Bleigh Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia just after 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices