UPDATE: One of my readers has pointed out a great article in The Daily Local which has outlined this fire which obviously is still under investigation:
Firefighters face difficult factors batting a fire in a building under construction
By Ginger Rae Dunbar firstname.lastname@example.org @GingerDunbar on Twitter
Atwater is a ginormous development that is new in Chester County. Part of it which is in Tredyffrin Township is on fire.
900 block of Atwater Drive. 6ABC is on site. Echo Lake.
This is scary stuff and multiple fire companies have responded. My photos are from my readers. (Who are also reporting so many fire trucks that first responders are walking up the driveway.)
Below is from Chester County Working Fires. I think it is beyond 3 alarms. Thank God this building is unoccupied and please say prayers for all the first responders involved.
This last photo from another of my readers shows the long line of first responders. It makes you wonder about new construction doesn’t it?
Again, thank God this wasn’t occupied yet. Especially because it is for senior citizens I am told.
I will close with noting I have no idea what caused this fire. Some are speculating high winds, but I don’t know what the origin of the fire is. I will update the post if any of that is made known. I will update the post as additional media reports on it.
Many thanks to my readers for the photos and for Chester County Working Fires for covering it.
I do not know if the fire has been contained as I post this.
The fire took a long time to contain for various reasons that are mentioned in the Daily Local News today. Because it took so long, relief crews had to be brought in from all over in order to give the first crews a rest. It was an unusual set of circumstances – construction materials stored on site, empty elevator shafts, etc.