Homes Gutted By Fire In Monroe County

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MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP -- A fire in Monroe County destroyed four homes early Friday.

Emergency officials said a passerby saw the flames around 6 a.m. in Middle Smithfield Township and called 911.

The homes are inside the Country Club of the Poconos housing development.

Officials say two of the homes were occupied. Three people were able to get out safely.

The fire chief said the fire started in first floor bedroom and spread.

A fire marshal has been called in to find the cause of the fire.

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