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Emergency Crews Control House Fire in Pottsville

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Emergency crews from Pottsville and surrounding communities needed about 90 minutes to contain a blaze at a home in the neighborhood of the John S. Clarke Elementary School Friday afternoon.

The fire was officially declared under control at 1:20 p.m. However, extensive damage to homes at 14-16 Villa Rd in Pottsville have left at least 7 people without a place to stay today.

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Calls went out for help at about noon Friday for a home along York Farm Rd., which is actually at the end of Villa St.

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The heaviest damage was sustained on 16 Villa St., especially in the rear of the building.

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No word at this time on a cause of the fire. Everyone believed to be inside the homes at the time was safely removed.

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