HOMESTEAD (KDKA) – Two families have been displaced after a fire tore through a duplex in Homestead early Sunday morning.

According to emergency dispatchers, the fire broke out in the 100-block of West 9th Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

A mother and her four kids were inside when the fire broke out; fortunately, a neighbor was able to awaken them and get them out safely. No one was home in the other apartment.

“It was huge. The whole thing was up, all the front here, and it spread real fast to that side,” said Charlene Stiner, a neighbor. “I knew that once the firemen got here they would get it under control and get it out. It’s just a little bit close to home.”

Two other homes were also damaged by the fire.

The American Red Cross was providing assistance to the displaced families.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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