1 child, adult dead in New Port Richey apartment fire, PCFR says

Each ended up taken to nearby hospitals the place they were afterwards pronounced dead.

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — Firefighters observed a little one and grownup trapped inside of their condominium in New Port Richey which was on hearth at around 12:20 a.m. on Monday, the Pasco County Hearth Rescue said in a news launch. 

Authorities reportedly saw major smoke and flames from the second flooring of the apartment elaborate when they arrived at The Park at Ashley Area.

A next alarm was known as by command due to the dimensions of the fire load and setting up. Firefighters have been then alerted of the possibility of two men and women trapped within an condominium, PCFR says.

Firefighters discovered the child and grownup right after they ran up the stairs into the apartment and pulled them both of those out of the fireplace to rapidly get started lifesaving interventions, the information release mentioned.

The child and grownup were being transported to a nearby medical center exactly where they were afterwards pronounced dead. 

The PCFR, Florida State Fireplace Marshal’s Office and Pasco Sheriff’s Place of work responded to the scene. The bring about of the fireplace remains less than investigation.

1 firefighter endured small burns for the duration of the method and was medically evaluated at the incident, PCFR claims. Authorities reportedly took about 30 minutes to get the fire less than manage.