Fire in Royersford, Pennsylvania, damages 6 homes on Second Avenue; Shelter is provided at the Green Street Fire Station.

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ROYERSFORD, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A three-alarm fire ripped through several homes Wednesday night in Royersford, Pennsylvania.

The call came in around 5:43 pm for a fire on Second Avenue.

Authorities say the wind fanned the flames, which damaged six homes.

Neighbors say the residences were occupied by families with young children. One person who had to be evacuated tells us that the speed of the fire took him by surprise.

“The fire was not literally in the house next to us, however, within a few minutes, the house next to where I live was on fire,” Rene Rivera said. “My neighbor lost all of his animals and I don’t even know what happened to the rest of the block. There are people, there are families, there were children.”

According to Mayor Alex Metricarti, it was necessary to cut the power supply for safety reasons.

The fire was controlled at 9:12 p.m.

There is a warming and charging station at the Green Street Fire Station for those in need of shelter.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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