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Racine Fire Department responds to 2 house fires; 1 person hospitalized

26 December 2017, 01:09 | Marta Robbins

Scene of apartment fire in Spartanburg

Scene of apartment fire in Spartanburg

Three families were displaced from their Far South side homes Christmas morning after an extra-alarm fire broke out at a Fernwood neighborhood.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire when they arrived on Chestnut Street.

"It's not worth your life", said John Dennis with Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services.

At least four people were home at the time, they all made it safely with no injuries.

Investigators don't know how the fire started. The Middlesex Borough Fire Department said in a post on its Facebook account that "due to the adverse conditions we were not able to save the house". It took about 24 firefighters to put out the flames.

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Vasundhara Raje, the chief minister of Rajasthan, tweeted that the state government has been closely monitoring the situation. Seven others were injured and taken to hospital in Sawai Madhopur district, 235 miles (375km) south of Delhi.

Fire officials say other elderly residents were transported as a precaution.

George said, "We've been buying for months to give the kids a good Christmas and that had to be where the fire ended up catching so we lost everything".

The American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, a call came in at 2:20 a.m. Monday regarding a house fire.

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