50 people were displaced in two separate home fires in the city on Tuesday, said deputy fire chief William Henderson.
Henderson said the first fire at 35-39 Ryle Avenue displaced 33 people from their homes. He said the single-alarm fire began at 8:14 a.m. from the basement before spreading to the first floor.
The second fire started at a 2.5 story abandoned home at 625 Market Street at about 4:45 p.m. The blaze spread to 623 Market Street displacing 18 people from their home.
Henderson said the fire reached third-alarm. He said no one was injured in either fires.
The American RedCross is assisting the nine families displaced in the fires, said the organization on Tuesday night.
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