UPDATED: Fire Hits Racquet Club Apartments

Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

Credit: Tom Sofield/LevittownNow.com

Update: Saturday, 2:16 a.m.:

The fire is under control. Read the latest.

Update (11:08 p.m.):

The fire continues to burn in the B building of Racquet Club as many fire departments from across Bucks County work tirelessly to get the fire under control.

The raging inferno on Veterans Highway has caused many road closures throughout the area.

The American Red Cross is currently on the scene working to help the dozens of residents who will be displaced tonight and indefinitely due to the sudden fire.

Credit: Amanda Kuehnle/LevittownNow.com

Credit: Amanda Kuehnle/LevittownNow.com

Original Story:

Around 9 p.m., Middletown Township police officers were responding to a traffic stop when they were called to the scene of a fire reported at the Racquet Club apartment complex. Police were said to have arrived at the raging fire, which impacted the B building before the fire department arrived.The Middletown Township Police Sergeant stated that the fire department responded to a three alarm fire for the B building of Racquet Club. Although it is too early to determine the cause of the fire, the sergeant stated the upper two level apartments had been evacuated prior to their arrival, other residents close by were evacuated shortly after. No residents or otherwise are believed to be in the building at this time.

The fire showed no letting up as it continues to rip through the remainder of the B building. Local firefighters were seen tearing down the gate surrounding the community pool and draining the water, water which will be used to continue to fight the fire.

Editors Tom Sofield and Jeff Bohen are currently at the scene. Levittown Now will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Credit: Amanda Kuehnle/LevittownNow.com

Credit: Amanda Kuehnle/LevittownNow.com

Credit: Amanda Kuehnle/LevittownNow.com

Credit: Amanda Kuehnle/LevittownNow.com

Amanda Kuehnle

Amanda was born and raised in Levittown and is proud to be reporting news from home. Previously Amanda served as a student contributor for the Bucks County Courier Times and as an Editor for The Playwickian, the award winning, student newspaper of Neshaminy High School. Follow her on Twitter: amandaMkuehnle. Email: amanda@levittownnow.com. Phone: 215-908-3290. View her portfolio: http://amandakuehnle.com.

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