Suspicious fire in Pike Twp apartment


Fire investigators are on the scene of a Pike Township apartment where several people climbed down ladders to get off their balconies due to smoke in a stairwell.

Firefighters responded to the Abington Apartments off Georgetown Road shortly after 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning. The found smoke showing from one of the buildings, and residents on their balconies.

The fire was confined to carpet in the stairwell and quickly extinguished. 

Firefighters took three residents on the second and third floors. One person sustained slight injuries. All residents were able return to their units, which were not damaged.

The cause is under investigation since this was the second fire in the building tonight.