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Firefighters battle a fire on the 100-block of East Maple Street in York.

YORK, Pa.– Firefighters in York battled three separate fires in the city on Saturday night.

The largest fire broke out on the 100-block of East Maple Street around 10:30 p.m. York City Fire officials say six rowhomes, numbers 148 through 158, caught fire. At least one roof collapsed, causing firefighters to evacuate the structures and use a defensive strategy to fight the flames.

The three-alarm fire was reported under control at around 12:50 a.m.
Many streets in the area were closed as crews worked to battle the flames. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for a medical issue and is listed in stable condition. At least eight adults and eight children have been displaced by the fire.

Earlier in the night, flames were spotted just a few blocks away, on the 400- block of South George Street. Fire officials say around 10:00 p.m., one person reported to be trapped on the third floor of a home. That person was rescued by firefighters; at this point the extent of their injuries is unknown.

Prior to that fire, around 9:45 p.m., a fire was reported at a home near the 200-block of South Duke Street. Officials say it appeared to have started in the rear of the home. Crews say it was a small fire and was extinguished quickly.

There is no word on the cause of any of these fires. The York City Fire Department expects to release more information on Sunday.