Flames Wreck Home in Schuylkill County

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SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP -- Flames destroyed a home in Schuylkill County.

Firefighters were called to the home along Old Route 209 near Tamaqua around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Flames and smoke could be seen pouring from the home.

Courtesy: Fire & Film

Officials said no one was home at the time.

The fire chief said flames started on the first floor and spread throughout the home. A state police fire marshal will investigate the cause.

A firefighter was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK, according to the chief.

The Red Cross is helping the people who lived there.