BUCKS COUNTY, PA — A fire ignited from an unknown source inside a commercial building in the 1300 block of Bridgewater Raod in Bensalem Township, PA,

The fire in building call occurred on Saturday, December 10, 2022, when Croydon Volunteer Fire Company firefighters were dispatched around 0928 hours to assist the Bensalem Fire Rescue resources already on the scene of the working structure fire.

Fire officials say the fire was challenging due to the heavy fire load of paper products inside the commercial building, which eventually escalated to a 2nd-alarm incident.

One BFR firefighter was injured from falling from a 25′ ladder. He was transported and is said to be still hospitalized in stable condition.

Both FIU and ATF are investigating this fire.

If anyone has any information related to this fire, please contact Bensalem Fire Rescue BC Rob Sponheimer at 215-633-3617.

ABOUT BENSALEM TOWNSHIP, PA

The City is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 60,428 residents and an estimated quarter of a million people during business hours. It is home to a vast number of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in a densely populated suburban area.

It is the largest municipality in Bucks County, PA.

Bensalem Township Fire Rescue, a career fire department was created and established in October 2010 and works in partnership with six volunteer fire departments throughout the township.

Today, they are skillfully trained and have many years of experience in fire suppression, technical rescue, HAZMAT, medical, fire inspection, and arson investigations, as well as public education and fire code plan review services.

Sources: Bensalem Township Govt., Bensalem Fire Rescue (Info/Photo Credits), Census records and Wikipedia.

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