The fire displaced a tenant of a mobile home in Berks

Residents of a house in the village of Morsville were relocated Sunday because of a fire that damaged a corner of the roof and affected much of the home from water, a spokesman for the fire service said.

The fire was discovered around 3:15 p.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke from the roof of a double-width mobile home at 54 Elm St., said Chief Dennis Kunkel of the Central Berks Fire Company.

The occupiers got out safely before the crew arrived.

Firefighters quickly dealt with the fire by cutting a hole in the roof and extinguishing the flames under the rafters, Kunkel said.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by state police fire marshal, but Kunkel said it seems to be an accident.

The American Red Cross was called upon to provide emergency housing to the tenant and his parents who were temporarily in it.

Damage assessment was not available.

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