A firefighter was injured fighting an apartment fire Tuesday night at 40 E. Third St. in Lansdale.

The firefighter suffered a burned ear and was treated at the scene by VMSC before transported to Lansdale Hospital for evaluation, reports The Reporter.

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The fire started on the first floor and spread to the two upper floors. An elderly resident was taken safely from the home by a contractor driving by the fire.

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A two-alarm apartment fire is being fought Tuesday night at Third and North Broad streets in Lansdale, reports The Reporter Online.

The fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. Smoke was reported from the rear of the home. No one was injured.

PhillyFireNews.com reports heavy fire on the first floor rear of a three-story apartment, extending to the second floor. All firefighters were commanded to evacuate the building.

Broad Street is closed Main Street to Fourth Street.

Fairmount Fire Co. of Lansdale is assisted at the scene by Colmar Fire Co., Hatfield Fire Co., North Penn Fire Co., FDMT, Perseverance Fire Co. of Souderton, Towamencin Vol. Fire Co., Upper Gwynedd Fire Co., Harleysville Fire Co., Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lansdale and North Penn Goodwill.