Officials: Eastern Pa. fire displaces 18

March 4, 2009 3:38:45 AM PST
Eighteen people including eight children are displaced from their homes following a row house fire in eastern Pennsylvania. Authorities say about 15 row homes along one block of Allentown's North Sixth Street are cordoned off Wednesday.

The Red Cross says it is providing food, clothing and lodging at local hotels for occupants not staying with friends or relatives.

Officials say one person was taken to a hospital with injuries after the fire started in one house and spread to two others on Tuesday afternoon.

The cause wasn't immediately known.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com

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