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13 displaced after fire in Tamaqua

The fire broke out around 4 p.m. Saturday along West Broad Street in Tamaqua.

TAMAQUA, Pa. — Flames broke out in Schuylkill County Saturday afternoon, setting several buildings ablaze in Tamaqua.

Officials say six buildings, including homes and businesses, were damaged by the fire on West Broad Street, including six apartments, displacing 11 adults and two children.

Fire crews from Schuylkill and Carbon Counties spent hours extinguishing the flames.

No injuries were reported. The Red Cross is assisting those displaced.

The cause is under investigation in Schuylkill County.

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