Red Cross Helping Fire Victims

- In the wake of a fire destroying a duplex The American Red Cross is helping almost a dozen people who were displaced by the blaze.

Smoke and flames ripped through a home on Pennsylvania Avenue and now the fire inspector is trying to determine what caused the blaze.

Reports for that fire at 921 Pennsylvania Avenue came in around 4:30 this morning.

When Erie fire fighters arrived on the scene there was heavy smoke showing at the house and flames shooting from one side of the three story building.

It was initially reported that someone could have been in the home but after a search no one was found inside.

There were six people inside though when the fire started but everyone did get out safely.

The fire reportedly started in the rear of the building.

Crews had a tough time dealing with the fire.having to fight the freezing temperatures as well.

Officials from the American Red Cross say they are assisting ten people who were affected by the fire.

Fire inspectors are trying to determine what caused the fire.

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