- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont fire officials say 13 people are homeless after a two-unit home was heavily damaged by fire in Burlington.

Burlington Assistant Fire Marshal Joseph Keenan says the fire broke out just after 8 p.m. Friday at 8 Haswell St.

Keenan said no residents or firefighters were injured, due in large part to a citizen spotting the fire and alerting residents to evacuate.

The American Red Cross helped relocate the residents to temporary shelter after the three-alarm blaze.

Keenan says the fire started on a first-floor rear porch of the two-story building. Damage is estimated at $125,000.



The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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