House fire leaves Phila. family homeless

February 14, 2008 4:07:48 AM PST
The fire started in a vacant home.

The Red Cross has found temporary shelter for a Philadelphia family who had to flee an early morning house fire.

The blaze broke out about midnight on Thursday in a vacant home on the 1900 block of West Erie Avenue in Tioga-Nicetown.

Wind caused the flames to spread quickly to two other vacant homes, then to the home occupied by a family.

Everyone in the occupied house managed to get out safely.

Investigators are searching for the cause.