House Fire Leaves Family Homeless For Christmas

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at a house Christmas morning in the 10400 block of South State. | Chicago Fire Department

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at a house Christmas morning in the 10400 block of South State. | Chicago Fire Department

Fire officials say the connected apartments sustained a large amount of smoke damage, and as a result, ten people have been displaced.

Arriving crews found a fire that had started in the garage and made its way into the home's attic, Deboodt said.

17 families are homeless this Christmas Eve after a fire destroyed their homes Sunday morning.

Fire ripped through the home of a firefighter from the Pembroke, Kentucky Fire Department.

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The Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department Auxilliary quickly stepped in and still needs donations for the McGar family. They discovered heavy fire in the victim's apartment, according to a press release from the state fire marshal's office.

Prineville resident Steven Bates, who was leaving a nearby grocery store and saw smoke, went to help and shared video of the intense flames. Red Cross provided shelter assistance for three residents.

A man died at an Abington apartment complex yesterday in a fire that remains under investigation.

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