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Springfield firefighters extinguish Christmas Eve kitchen fire

Springfield firefighters extinguish Christmas Eve kitchen fire

Two families are without their homes Christmas morning after an overnight fire.

Authorities said the electrical fire began above the stove, but firefighters contained it in the attic.

Witnesses on the scene say a neighbor kicked down the door to rescue a man.

Fire officials were investigating whether a Christmas tree was to blame for the fire at the Irving house.

The Chapel Hill, Jackson Heights and Whitehouse volunteer fire departments responded to the blaze.

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Charlotte Fire Department found two mobile homes on fire in the Bellhaven Estates in the 7100 block of Bellhaven Boulevard off Brookshire Blvd. One homeowner called in the fire after smelling smoke in his bedroom.

The fire is under investigation. Neighbors who quickly set up a GoFundMe page to help the couple said they "are expecting a baby very soon and just lost everything".

Juan Castro, the owner of the home, has been displaced and is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

There were no reported injuries or deaths.


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