Willow Grove Fire on York Road, One Victim

Early reports indicate a resident of Willow Lake was flown by helicopter to Temple.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: According to reports from ABC6, the fire has been placed under control.

"Initial reports indicate that fire was coming from one of the units in the building," said ABC's report. "The cause remains under investigation."

Initial Report Below:

Willow Grove Fire Company was dispatched at 5:43 p.m. Friday night for reports of a fire at a residential structure along York Road, according to Montgomery County's Department of Public Safety Web CAD system.

The fire is reportedly at York and Lakevue roads at 1120 York Road, Willow Grove.

Breaking News Network reported at 6:06 p.m. indicated that the location is a retirement home and that one victim was reported with burn injuries. The extent of the patient's injuries was unknown.

Senior Housing Net, website for senior housing, said the residence is called Willow Lake.

A later report noted that a helicopter was called in and took the patient to Temple Hospital in Philadelphia.

A Patch reporter is en route to the scene. More updates will be provided as they are made available by authorities. 

For the full story and continued updates, visit Upper Moreland Patch here.

Jean Blake January 06, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Was there ever an update about this? I remember this happening and am curious if it is someone I knew. Jean Blake | http://www.graceseniorcommunity.com
Laurey Williams April 25, 2014 at 03:17 PM
I'm so glad they got the fire under control. Fire's can get pretty scary, especially if they spread. A fire spread in the area where I live just last year. We all had to evacuate our homes, but luckily no one was hurt! homecaretwinfalls.com


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