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West Side House Fire Displaces Several Families

 Firefighters fought a blaze in a West Side home Wednesday morning.
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CHICAGO — A fire that lept from one West Side home to another left multiple families displaced Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out in the second floor of a two-story home in the 1700 block of North Kimball Avenue in Humboldt Park sometime before 6 a.m., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

As firefighters brought the fire in that home under control, the flames jumped to the attic of a three-story house next door, Langford said.

No one was injured in the blaze, but as many as six families were left without a place to live, according to Officer John Mirabelli, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Fire department photos showed most of the roof gone from the second home. The flames were under control by about 6:55 a.m.

The CTA's No. 82 Kimball-Homan buses were rerouted away from the scene soon after the fire started.