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Two Families Homeless After St. Joseph Fire


ST. JOSEPH - The Red Cross confirms that two families (four people) are now homeless after a duplex fire broke out Friday morning.

Fire crews were called to the 100 block of Chateau Dr. around 11:45 a.m.

Lt. Josh Reese with the St. Joseph-Stanton Fire Department says flame and smoke were coming from the roof. The fire took about an hour to contain.

At this time, a cause and origin remain under investigation. Reese says the home is a total loss.

While no injuries were reported, the Red Cross says several pets died in the fire. The Red Cross will continue to assist the residents through the recovery.


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