Fire has damaged four row homes in South Allentown, Pennsylvania and caused $1 million damage.
Officials say the first firefighters were dispatched about 9:10 a.m. to the city’s Westbrook Park subdivision.
The fire went to three alarms before crews were able to bring the flames under control.
A huge column of heavy smoke was visible for miles.
A city bus was brought to the scene to provide shelter for neighbors and people whose homes were affected.
There is no official word of any injuries.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but newspaper and television reports indicate it appeared to start outside the rear of one of the row homes and then spread to nearby decks.
The fire is near where a gas explosion on Dec. 10, 2006, leveled three homes.
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