A fierce three-alarm fire gutted two homes and damaged three others in Slatington Wednesday afternoon.
No injuries were reported, but 14 people were displaced as a result of the outbreak that occurred just after noon.
Slatington Fire Chief Keith Weaver said firefighters were called to a fire in two attached homes at 560 and 562 W. Franklin St.
Weaver said the dwelling fire extended into two additional homes at 554 and 556 W. Franklin, which sustained severely damaged attics.
A fifth residence, a separate home at 566 W. Franklin, had minor damage, Weaver said.