was called to 232 Railroad Ave. in the West Ambler section of Whitpain Township, on Saturday night for a report of a fire on the first and second floors of a residence.
Original reports from Breaking News Network (BNN) said there was possible entrapment in the residence. Centre Square Fire Chief Lee Miller said after primary and secondary searches, firefighters found no entrapment in the home. There were no injuries to occupants of the residence.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The home has been declared uninhabitable and the Philadelphia Red Cross is aiding the five families, consisting of eight people.
The Red Cross said they provided the families with food and clothing and the families are currently staying in a hotel.
Make donations to the Philadelphia Red Cross by going to RedCrossPhilly.com or calling 215-299-4000. Donations go into a general fund to help families across the region.
Ron Curtis, owner of in Ambler, posted on Facebook on Saturday morning that the families are staying at the Holiday Inn in Fort Washington and donations can be dropped off at the hotel for the victims of the fire.