Police & Fire

No Injuries, Home Uninhabitable in Hatfield Township Fire

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HATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A two-story home at 2914 Adams Drive in Hatfield Township remains uninhabitable after a Thursday afternoon fire.

Hatfield Township Fire Marshal Mike Waldron said there were no injuries of any residents or firefighters. However, one homeowner was transported via Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale to Lansdale Hospital for treatment of anxiety.

"Nobody was home at the time," Waldron said. 

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Waldron said a resident came home, opened the front door and encountered heavy smoke on the first floor. The resident called 911 and Hatfield Vol. Fire Co. responded to the scene.

"They found a significant amount of fire on the first floor. They went in and extinguished it rather rapidly," Waldron said. "Nobody can live there for quite some time."

By 1:16 p.m., crews were continuing overhaul, which is the removal of burnt material and furniture from the house "so there is no possibility of reigniting later," he said.

Firefighters piled charred remnants of the home on the front lawn: A baby carrier, recliner, a camp chair, some carpet, an entertainment stand were just some of the damaged items from the home.

Waldron said he and other fire officials will return to the home and conduct their investigation.

Waldron could not comment on the origin of the fire until he had more concrete evidence.

"(The firefighters) took a beating, but it's part of the job," Waldron said. "It's not an easy job to have."

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