Three homes are damaged by fire in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Three homes have been damaged by fire on Seneca Street in Harrisburg.

The fire started before 5 a.m. in one house before it spread to the surrounding homes.

There were thirteen adults and two children inside the homes at the time of the fire.

The family who lived in the home previously moved out yesterday.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene where they were able to get the families out of the buildings.

The Fire Chief said they do not usually have fully involved fires in the city, but this fire had flames coming through the roof.

Other than some minor bumps and bruises, everyone made it out of the homes safely.

The American Red Cross volunteers helped by providing food, shelter and clothing for the displaced families.

To help those in need through the American Red Cross, you can go to or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more. Contributions may be sent to The American Red Cross, 1804 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 or any other area offices.

No word on cause or heat source, the Fire Chief would not discuss if there was suspicious activity.

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