House seriously damaged after fire on Chicago’s South Side

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CHICAGO -- A South Side family was forced out into the cold this morning when fire broke out in their home in the Roseland neighborhood.

No one was hurt in the fire at 16 East 102nd Place, but three displaced residents have lost their home and all of their belongings. They do have their lives.

What is left of the home is now coated in ice and surrounded by icicles.

Marquis Thomas got out safely after rescuing both of his grandparents, Mildred and Charles Bastin.

By 6:00 a.m. the flames were all over the 2-story home, shooting through the roof and forcing firefighters into a defensive mode. But crews had the fire out and under control within an hour.

While the fire fight caused some icy challenges, officials are glad it wasn't anything more.

The Red Cross is assisting the displaced family that has lost everything and many supportive relatives are also standing by.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

One resident says they heard a popping sound coming from the basement right before the fire spread.



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