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UPDATE: Harrisburg fire started in vacant row home - abc27 WHTM

UPDATE: Harrisburg fire started in vacant row home

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Crews battled a three-alarm fire on the 200 block of Hummel Street in Harrisburg Sunday night.

It broke around 9:30 p.m.

Fire chief Brian Enterline said it started in a three-story row home and high winds pushed the flames into the other homes. Three homes were damaged or destroyed.

Enterline said the structure of the old buildings made it difficult to put out the flames.

"Crews made a quick, aggressive attack.  However, because of the construction of the building, the fire was taking over the void spaces in the walls and the ceiling and quickly escalated the fire to a third alarm to bring in additional man power to help open the walls and the ceiling and the roof up so we could bring the fire under control," Enterline said.

Crews believe at least two of the homes were abandoned.

One person is out of their home as a result of the fire.

No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation

 

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