Fire Destroys Home, Melts Another

Fire destroyed a Delaware County home and was so intense that it caused a second home to begin melting and catch fire.

The blaze broke out early Thursday morning in a ranch-style home on the 600 block of Summer Street in Upper Providence Township.

It quickly spread to the home next door. The flames were so intense, they melted the siding of that home before igniting.

"We had crews on both buildings, so we were able to put out the fire real quick," said Rose Tree Fire Chief Bob Brown.

A neighbor near the fire is a Red Cross employee and notified the Red Cross of the situation, according to Dave Schrader of the Red Cross.

Two families were displaced as a result of the blaze.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

It's unknown at this time if anyone was injured.

Summer Street is closed between Cherry and Winter sts.

This story is developing. Check back with for updates.

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