Authorities in Pottstown say a three-alarm fire at an apartment complex has left two dozen families homeless.

Officials say the blaze broke out about 6 p.m. Saturday in a building at the Wexford Apartments. The flames burned out of control for more than an hour before firefighters managed to contain them. No injuries were reported.

The southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross says 24 families were displaced, and a shelter was briefly opened at a nearby elementary school.

Spokesman Dave Schrader says it is putting up eight of the families in a hotel for the next three days and the other 16 families have found places to stay.