EStone fire

Flames billow from Eddystone apartment building early Saturday morning. All residents were able to escape the blaze. 

EDDYSTONE — Fire chased several borough residents from from their apartment building Friday night - and the borough council president is being credited with alerting them that the structure was on fire.

Fire crews were called to the 1000 block of Ashland Avenue just after midnight for a report of a fire with entrapment. They arrived to find flames on the second floor of a two-story apartment building. 

Eddystone Borough Council President Karen Reeves told 6ABC that she was getting something from her car when she noticed the flames. She managed to alert the residents on the first floor of the apartment to get out but got no answer on the second floor.

Eddystone Fire Co. reported on their Facebook page that all residents were accounted for and able to escape the fire.

The home sustained heavy fire in the blaze. Fire crews managed to put the fire under control in 25 minutes.

Cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

In addition to Eddystone Fire Co. units responding included Chester Fire Co., and unites from Tinicum, Ridley Park, Prospect Park, Vauclain, Woodlyn, Marcus Hook-Trainer and Ridley Township Airbank.

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