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Fire Displaces Two Families In Dallas

DALLAS -- Two Dallas families were displaced after a fire erupted on the second floor of a home on Lyle Street Monday morning.

DALLAS -- Two Dallas families were displaced after a fire erupted on the second floor of a home on Lyle Street Monday morning.

Fire crews were called to a home in the 900 block of Southeast Lyle Street at about 10:30 a.m. to a report of a house fire, said Dallas Fire Inspector Sean Condon.

He said the family was home at the time and called 9-1-1.

Condon said the fire started in the back part of the house's attic.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Condon said the damage estimate is between $20,000 and $25,000 in fire, heat and smoke damage. He said fire crews had to cut holes in the roof to fight the blaze.

The crew took about 20 minutes to put out the fire with two engines from Dallas and one from Polk County Fire District No. 1 and a support truck.

Between 20 and 25 firefighters responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

One family living in the house and another family in another structure on the property are now staying with family members, Condon said.

Condon said the house had working smoke alarms on the ground floor, but not upstairs. He said ensuring all smoke detectors are in working condition is critical.

"We are asking Polk County residents to check their smoke alarms and change their batteries," he said.

While on scene at the Lyle Street fire, firefighters were called to another residence in the 1000 block of Oregon Avenue to a report of smoke in the house. The culprit was a crock pot in the kitchen that firefighters were able to remove before a fire started, Condon said.

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