2017-04-20 / Local & State

Officials Investigating House Fire That Destroyed 4 Homes

MORRISVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials in Pennsylvania are investigating a blaze that destroyed four houses.

Authorities say the fire started at a Morrisville home around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Morrisville Fire Chief Matt Wiedenhaefer says strong winds spread the flames to three other homes.

Authorities say 10 area fire companies were called to the scene. The blaze was contained by 5 p.m.

Officials say one person escaped from a home. The residents of another house were not home at the time of the fire. Authorities say two of the homes were vacant and for sale.

Investigators believe the fire started in one of the vacant homes. An investigation is ongoing.

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