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POTTSVILLE -- A family of seven needs a new place to live after a fire in Pottsville.

No one was inside when the home on East Arch Street caught fire around 9:30 Wednesday night.

Investigators are looking into what may have sparked the flames.

A neighbor across the street was the one to call for help.

"It was a glow. there was glass breaking. Thought he looked up and she said 'is that a fire?' I looked over and it looked like it was starting to conflagrate," said Peggy Schaediger of Pottsville. "Next thing you know, flames started coming out. I called 9-1-1 and said 'get here fast'."

The place is too badly damaged for the family to stay there.

They're being helped by the Red Cross here in Pottsville.



    Pottsville and the skook are pretty much sewers. People stuck in high school usually only stay in the skook. If u grew up there and were lucky enough to flee, Just read the facebook posts from the people who stayed there, its like the calendar never turned a day from 1999.


    Another Schuylkill County area Beauty story. The area is disgusting anymore, Its a continuing cycle of dysfunction, blight, domestic dispute murders, debilitated structure fires, drug arrests and overdoses, pedophiles and government corruption. Its the weirdest place on the face of the earth.

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