Families displaced after fire destroys two homes

Fire destroys homes

ALTOONA -- A fire erupted on the 600 block of 5th Avenue around 8 p.m. Saturday, claiming two homes.

Multiple Altoona fire departments were on scene battling the blaze and said the fire destroyed the homes of two families.

Nine people were displaced following the fire and one person was transported to the hospital for injuries. We're told the Red Cross is assisting those family members.

Fire officials said the fire inspector is investigating. Right now it's believed the fire started from a mattress in between the two homes but firefighters say it's still an open investigation.

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