VIDEO: "Wood frame buildings it doesn't take very much, it's like a matchbox to a match stick," said Billy Boyle of Mahanoy City.
Boyle saw the fire that damaged seven homes on East Pine Street that started around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Flames tore through five of the homes; two others nearby were damaged by heavy smoke. "Seeing the fire move from one house to the other the guys getting up on the roof to cut holes in the roof to let the fire breathe that pushes you to your limit," said one of the homeowners.
The homeowner, who did not wish to be identified, feels grateful he was only forced to leave for one night since five other families are still displaced.
"It's scary cause you're gonna lose your memories, you're gonna lose everything you worked for over something like that," he said.