When police and crews arrived they found the rear of the home at 1016 Walnut Street fully engulfed in flames.
According to authorities, the fire started in 1016, then spread to 1014 where a family with three children lived but no one was home at the time.
The home at 1012 was vacant and a family of 3 lived in 1010. Both sustained damage as well.
Two rabbits were saved by firefighters while a cat was said to have been seen running from one of the homes.
The Red Cross reports there were a total of 9 victims.
No injuries were reported. No cause was reported at this time.
Fire crews from Ashland, Girardville, Mount Carmel, Mahanoy City, Shenandoah, Frackville,Gordon, and Pottsville were called to fight the fire. We apologize for any departments we may have missed.
Viewer Katie Schreck took this video of a three-alarm fire on Walnut Street in Ashland before firefighters arrived. I'll have a live look at the aftermath tonight on WNEP-TV.
Posted by Jackie De Tore on Friday, November 6, 2015
|Photo of one of the rabbits saved from the fire|