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Fire damages 3 row homes in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - About 45 firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze in Allentown for several hours Sunday morning.

The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in the 300 block of Third Street, near Gordon Street, fire officials said.

Flames and heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building.

Allentown Fire Capt. John Christopher said the fire started in the back of the end unit, which is vacant.

Fire officials are investigating the cause, but said it is not considered suspicious.

A resident in one of the homes told 69 News he saw a mattress on fire and heard a guy screaming. He said the fire spread quickly after that.

Capt. Christopher also thanked the McDonald's on Union Boulevard for donating food to firefighters at the scene.

The homes are badly damaged, but no one was injured.

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