Apartment fire in Frankford

Fire­fight­ers quickly brought a blaze in a three-story Frank­ford apart­ment house un­der con­trol early Feb. 13.

Ex­ec­ut­ive Fire Chief Richard Dav­is­on said the fire at 1300 Har­ris­on St. was called in at 4:09 a.m. and was un­der con­trol at 4:27 a.m. There were no in­jur­ies, he said.

The fire was caused by care­less smoking, Dav­is­on said.

Nine apart­ments were af­fected by the fire, said Red Cross spokes­man Dave Schrader. Eight of those were later con­demned, he said.

The Red Cross gave fin­an­cial as­sist­ance to three fam­il­ies, Schrader said. The oth­ers did not need or want as­sist­ance, he said. ••

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