Pennsylvania Crews Fight 6-Alarm Blaze

Jan. 22, 2009
The fire damaged 6 row homes.

YORK, Pa. --

York firefighters battled a three-alarm fire in the 300 block of East Poplar Street Wednesday night.

The blaze started shortly after 11:30 p.m. on the third floor of a row home and spread to five others, the York City fire chief said.

He said firefighters did run into some trouble because the fire hydrant in front of the houses was frozen, which is rare.

Resident Chandra Williams said she was sleeping when her mother's yelling woke her up.

"I immediately opened the third-floor door and I got to the middle of the steps and all these flames came," said Williams. "It was just engulfed in flames."

Williams, her mother and Williams' 7-year-old niece and nephew made it out safely.

No injuries were reported.

It's not known how many people were displaced.

There's no word on a cause.

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