House fire on Strathmore. UPDATE: 1 Fatality

Michael Glenn of the Haverford Police Department has released a statement that said the resident of the house on Strathmore was pronounced dead on arrival at the Emergency Department of Lankenau Hospital. Please: If you know the identity and/or address of this homeowner, please keep it off social media. Next of kin are still being located. Here is the official police statement from Brookline Fire Chief/Haverford Police Chief John Viola: Press Release-Strathmore Rd Fatal Fire   HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT 1010 Darby Road Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083 Official Press Release House Fire (Fatal) On Monday February 15th at approximately 1012 hours, the Haverford Township Police Department received a report of smoke coming from a home in the 500 block of Strathmore Rd. Fire Apparatus from Brookline, Llanerch, Oakmont, Manoa and Bon Air Fire Companies were dispatched to the scene along with units from Penn Medicine Paramedics, and the Haverford Township Police Department. The assistance of Narberth Ambulance was also requested due to the severe weather conditions. Upon arrival on scene police observed heavy smoke and fire visible in the rear of the home. The first officers on scene attempted to enter the home to check for occupants but were driven back by heavy smoke conditions. Fire personnel gained entry into the residence and located an elderly male on the first floor. The male was removed from the home and transported to Lankenau Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival. The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time. The home sustained heavy damage and was demolished prior to the fire companies leaving the scene. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time. The investigation is being conducted by the Haverford Township Police Department with the assistance of both the Delaware County Detectives and the PA State Fire Marshall Office. The Haverford Township Police Department wishes to … [Read more...]