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US Pennsylvania homes engulfed in flames after man flashed a gun at public official

11:00  11 june  2021
11:00  11 june  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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A group of homes were set ablaze after a man flashed his gun at an officer who arrived for a home inspection in Eagleville, Pennsylvania on Thursday. One of the homes was completely ablaze on both stories, with flames visible through the roof, according to aerial footage from NBC Philadelphia. The fire occurred after a code enforcement officer arrived at a home for a followup inspection and a man inside a residence flashed a gun , according to Lower Providence Township Police Chief Mike Jackson.

AT Least three homes in Pennsylvania went up in flames today after a man was reported to have been firing a gun at the scene. Police officers, including SWAT, responded to the incident in Eagleville in Montgomery county around 1pm. Authorities told ABC, a code enforcement officer responded to the home after a follow-up inspection when the homeowner displayed a firearm. The police officer called for backup when the homeowner went back inside. Moments later explosions were heard and the house caught fire, police said.

A group of homes were set ablaze after a man flashed his gun at an officer who arrived for a home inspection in Eagleville, Pennsylvania on Thursday.

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There was a "large response" to a building fire at Cardin Place and Sunderland Drive at around noon local time, the Montgomery Sheriff's Office confirmed to NBC News. One of the homes was completely ablaze on both stories, with flames visible through the roof, according to aerial footage from NBC Philadelphia.

The fire occurred after a code enforcement officer arrived at a home for a followup inspection and a man inside a residence flashed a gun, according to Lower Providence Township Police Chief Mike Jackson. Police arrived shortly after the official was able to get away unharmed.

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Pennsylvania homes engulfed in flames after man flashed a gun at public official . Thursday, June 10th 2021, 7:39:23 pm. A group of homes were set ablaze after a man flashed his gun at an officer who arrive for a home inspection in Eagleville, Pennsylvania on Thursday.

At least three Pennsylvania homes were engulfed in flames after a man threatened a code enforcement officer with a gun and barricaded himself when police arrived. The homeowner went back inside and ‘a short amount of time later there were multiple loud explosions’ and then fire swallowed the townhouse and spread to the next door homes , Lower Providence Township Chief of Police Mike Jackson said during a press conference. The code enforcement officer was following up on an inspection in an Eagleville home – about 25 miles outside of Philadelphia – shortly before 1pm when

"Upon arrival, they engaged the male in front of the residence and he retreated back inside," Jackson said. "A very short time later, there were multiple loud explosions and the residence caught on fire." It's unclear whether the man is still inside the residence.

Officials evacuated nearby residences and firefighters began to battle the flames. The building was still on fire as of Thursday afternoon, according to Jackson.

One person sustained minor injuries and is being treated at a local hospital. At least three buildings were damaged on the street following the explosions.

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