Norristown Firefighters along with numerous Fire Companies from Montgomery County tackled heavy fire on all four floors of the Norris Apartments located in the 600 Blk of Swede Street. Numerous rescues were made by firefighters from aerial and ground ladders. One resident perished in the fire despite efforts to rescue her from her 4th floor apartment. Fire Crews had deal with the cold weather which lead to icy streets and sidewalks, along with ice build up on trucks and firefighters gear. The collapse of the roof and the 4th floor walls in the rear of the structure made it difficult to extinguish the fire. Portions of building will have to be taken down.