A family was left homeless and one of their pets died when flames gutted a mobile home in the Pennwood Crossing community in Falls Township, Bucks County, on February 17, 2024. Crews from Falls Township, Fairless Hills, Levittown 1, Levittown 2 and Edgely were dispatched on the call at 2132. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing from an Aldrich Drive structure. An interior attack was initiated, however crews were ordered to evacuate the structure due to a water supply issue. Once a positive water supply was established, the bulk of the fire was knocked down from the exterior and then interior operations resumed. The blaze was officially declared under control at 2155. After the fire was extinguished, it was confirmed that of the family’s three cats, two had managed to escape to safety and one had died.

– Fire News photos by Michael Ratcliffe