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Firefighters battle early-morning blaze in Schuylkill County

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. - Firefighters in Schuylkill County battled an early morning blaze that destroyed two homes.

The fire in the first block of East Liberty Street in Schuylkill Haven was reported shortly before 4 a.m. The fast-moving fire that destroyed two homes may have started at the rear of one of the houses, according to a freelance photojournalist on the scene.

Firefighters were able to safely rescue the residents, and no injuries were reported, according to the Schuylkill County communications center.

Fire crews were still on the scene about 6:30 a.m., but the fire was extinguished.

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