Wissahickon Park Apartments Building "D"

757 East Main Street

April 17, 1986

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A late morning fire destroyed building "D" of the Wissahickon park apartments. The fire apparently started between 11:00 and 11:10 a.m.. Starting in the basement near a storage locker, it spread up a stairwell, eventually reaching the roof and gutting the building. Several occupants of the apartment complex were led down ladders by fire fighters from the upper levels of the burning building. All 22 apartments in the building were left uninhabitable, the damage to the building was estimated at $500,000.