Yesterday afternoon and evening there was a fire in Conshohocken that went to 8 alarms according to the news. It has displaced over 300 people the news said earlier.
It started in a 5 story building that was under construction. It seems like it quickly spread through the entire building and then the radiant heat caused it to spread to more buildings. The one video I saw of it just looked totally insane.
My question is how could brand new apartment buildings burn so quickly? I would think they would have done things to slow down the speed of the fire spreading. I just couldn’t believe they built such large buildings out of wood. This could have been really bad if people would have been sleeping when the fire started.