TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — In Schuylkill county, several buildings are in ruins after a multi-alarm fire.

The fire broke out Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Tamaqua.

It started on the 100 block of West Broad Street and jumped to a few buildings.

More than a dozen people and a dozen pets are out of their homes as the fire ripped through seven buildings.

James Connely, Fire Chief of the Borough of Tamaqua tells Eyewitness News that the flames caused extensive damage to a pair of buildings, including one that housed six apartments.

911 dispatchers tell Eyewitness News no one was hurt and that the Red Cross is now helping those affected.

The cause of the fire will remain under investigation, according to Fire Chief Connely.

This is a developing story and Eyewitness News will provide updates as they become available.