9 Left Homeless After Darby Twp. Fire

Five row homes were damaged in the fire

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Monday, Nov 25, 2013  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Several families are left homeless after a fast-moving fire spreads to five homes in Darby Twp., Delaware county. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports.

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Several families are left homeless after a fast-moving fire spreads to five homes in Darby Twp., Delaware county. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports.

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Fire crews work to put out flames in Darby Twp. NBC10's Katy Zachry reports from the scene.

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Skyforce10 over a fire that has spread to at least four homes in Darby Township.
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Fire crews battle frigid temperatures and intense flames at a row house fire in Darby Township, Pa. Five homes are damaged and nine people were left homeless.

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Fire crews responded to a 911 call at 9:50 a.m. and headed out to the 1500 block of Roosevelt Drive.

John Morgan says the fire started in his second floor bedroom and believes a space heater may be to blame. "I think it ignited the covers. The covers on the bed skirt got on fire and caused the mattress to go up," said Morgan.

Two of Morgan's dogs were rescued, but a third dog died in the fire.

"The fire was coming out of the roof. I knocked on people's doors, told them 'fire, fire,' " said Barry Dawkins, who tells NBC10 he is the one who called 911.

The fire was placed under control just before noon. The Red Cross is now assisting those displaced residents.

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