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Jason Addy

Several people were displaced Monday night after a fire broke out at their residence in Yoe.

Fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire at 44 E. Pennsylvania Ave. about 7:40 p.m. and had the flames under control in 15 to 20 minutes, Yoe Fire Rescue Chief Rick Searle said.

Searle said the fire appears to have started on a back porch of the three-story residence, but he was unable to provide further details about the cause.

Fire crews examine a home on East Pennsylvania Avenue in Yoe shortly after putting out the flames. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 (Photo: Jason Addy)

The fire spread from the porch to the home’s second floor and attic before firefighters could extinguish the flames, Searle said, but the structure of the home remains intact.

Four fire engines and two ladder trucks were dispatched to the scene — a typical response for a structure fire, Searle said.

The chief said he was the first one to arrive at the scene, near the intersection of East Pennsylvania Avenue and Church Street, and by that point everyone who had been in the home was standing outside.

Initial dispatches indicated an individual was trapped in the burning residence, but Searle said all residents and pets were accounted for when fire crews arrived.

A home near the intersection of East Pennsylvania Avenue and Church Street in Yoe smolders as fire crews examine the structure. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 (Photo: Jason Addy)