Early Morning Fire Displaces Ten

Ten people, including two children, were displaced by a house fire early Tuesday morning. According to Battalion Chief Matt Haerter, the fire, on 11th Avenue and 62nd Street, was called in just before 2 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the two-story, four-unit structure. While occupants in the lower floor had evacuated, the upper-floor residents were not accounted for. While firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze, which was confined to the basement, other firefighters searched the upper floor and were able to rescue two adults and a dog. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. While flames were contained to the basement, there was smoke damage throughout the entire home.


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