TARENTUM (KDKA) – A fire at a home in Tarentum quickly jumped to three homes on Lock Street on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters remained on the scene trying to squash the hot spots, making sure to stay back in case of collapse.

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The families in each home were able to escape safely but a search for pets is underway.

Ten people in total escaped, two families of five.

The Red Cross of Greater Pennsylvania is helping the families.

However, one firefighter was taken to the hospital for what is being described as a “medical emergency.”

Firefighters are in the bucket truck trying to douse water on the second and third floor of the home where the fire began.

They’re also working the hoses from the street, saturating another one of the homes.

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There are four homes on this block.

Neighbors saw flames shooting out of two of them.

“It started in the gray house and then it jumped over to the burgundy one,” said Sandi Kostie, a neighbor. “This used to be a group home and I used to work here, and I said ok I’m going to run down because my brother and nephew are both firefighters.”

“I saw it on Facebook that someone was asking about why all the sirens were going off and I heard it was on Lock street,” added Loni Hutchens, another neighbor.

The third home appears to have siding melted and it has been soaked.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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Meghan Schiller