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Two Evansville families displaced after fire breaks out on city's west side

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Two families are displaced after fire broke out on Evansville's west side early Wednesday morning.

14 News spoke with the residents and they say they are devastated that almost everything inside their home is a total loss, but they're optimistic to rebuild because they want to remain in neighborhood because of the support of neighbors they call family.

 

Firefighters arrived at a home fully engulfed in flames on West Louisiana Street just before 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"Neighbor kicked the front door in hollering for us to get out. The house is on fire and I told him I was going out the back, " resident Allen Nye said.

Nye's disabled wife, Marion, was on the computer when she heard a crackling noise in the front living room. She saw the flames coming from the living room.

"She let out a scream and knowing she has a bad hip, and all that I thought she'd fell. I come bolting up out of bed and she's hollering fire. I turned and started in toward the living room, living room was ablaze," Nye said.

Flames spread to the home next door where Marion's son lives. His home suffered minor smoke and water damage to the second floor.

The couple has lived in the home almost 14 years and say it's a neighborhood they want to stay in. 

"But everyone on this block in this neighborhood pulls together, helps each other. If somebody has a job going on, they all pull together and help them out," Nye said.

 

Firefighter had the fire knocked out in about a half hour. The fire department says they haven't determined an exact cause of the fire, just that it was an accident.

 The Red Cross was out Wednesday morning helping the families. If you'd like to help, the Red Cross is accepting donations for the family.  

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