Five people, including four firefighters, displaced after fire in Schuylkill County

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MAHANOY CITY, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Smoke billowed through one Schuylkill County neighborhood as firefighters battled a row home fire.

Several fire departments convened on East Pine Street after 9:30 Thursday night as several homes in Mahanoy City went up in flames. Flames were showing from the roof and second story of one of the homes.

Someone was taken away in police custody but their connection to the fire is unknown.

Police are directing traffic away from the scene. Power is out in the neighborhood.

Five people have been displaced which includes four firefighters that lived in the building and a man who lived next to them.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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