CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Nineteen people were displaced overnight after fire tore through several rowhomes in Chester, Delaware County.
Flames broke out around 1:30 a.m. Monday along the 400 block of Bickley Place.READ MORE: Dave McCormick Sues Over Counting Mail Ballots In Pennsylvania Republican Senate Race
Authorities say the fire started in a vacant home and quickly spread to three occupied houses.
All four homes, including the vacant house, were seriously damaged by the fire. A fifth home was damaged by smoke.READ MORE: Decomposed Body Of Dog Found In Trash Bag On Train Tracks In Kensington, Philadelphia Police Say
The fire was placed under control in about an hour-and-a-half.
No one was injured, but the American Red Cross was helping five displaced families of eight adults and 11 children.
Fire officials had already been investigating a separate vacant house blaze on the block a few days ago.MORE NEWS: Heated Debate Over Who & What Should Be Allowed On Delaware River Splashes Into Public View
The cause of this fire has not been determined.