Christmas Fire Leaves 10 Out of Their Homes

By Alison Burdo and Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Dec 26, 2013  |  Updated 4:58 AM EDT
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Nearly a dozen people were forced from their homes when a fire spread through a South Philadelphia street.

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Nearly a dozen people were forced from their homes when a fire spread through a South Philadelphia street.

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Three families were left seeking shelter after a Christmas night fire tore through their homes.

The blaze broke out in one house on the 2500 block of S. Percy Street in South Philadelphia around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The fire quickly spread to two neighboring row homes, according to reports.

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to contain the fire. 

Officials say one person was taken to a hospital for injuries unrelated to the fire.

The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania says it is assisting eight adults and two children who were displaced by the blaze.

An exact cause wasn't given for the blaze but two different witnesses said it appeared to have started on a porch of one of the homes.

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