Eagleville fire sees three homes go up in flames in Pennsylvania as man ‘fires gun at scene’

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.

A shelter-in-place has been ordered in the surrounding area and a temporary flight restriction has been implemented by authorities.

Firefighters were seen pouring water on the flames causing thick white smoke to plume from the fire-ravaged buildings.

The incident was first reported just after midday at a row of homes near Sunderland drive.

The nature of the incident is still unclear with county officials urging the public to avoid the area.

Residents in the area reported hearing multiple "booming" sounds around noon, reports say.

Another report claims that a man was "nearby firing a gun".

SWAT police officers and tanks continue to survey the area.

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