A garage fire quickly spread to dry leaves and nearby trees, then went on to damage three homes leaving at least two area homeowners and two Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania students without shelter Saturday, Nov. 19. There is no word yet on what started the fire that afternoon, but neighbors said they heard popping noises prior to seeing smoke in the sky. The clear black column of smoke caused by the fire could be seen from nearly anywhere in town, which drew roughly 30-40 onlookers.
The video below shows the result of the garage fire (not shown), as the flames spread uphill with the help of wind gusts. Subsequently these two homes were damaged. The extent of the damage is not clear at this time.
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More on this story as it develops.