December 25, 2012

Firefighters rescue family from balcony of burning Fort Worth town home

The fire was reported early Christmas Day at town homes on Bay Avenue in far east Fort Worth.

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A family of four was rescued from the balcony of a town home on Bay Avenue in east Fort Worth and 10 people were displaced by a fire that spread to four units early on Christmas Day.

The fire call came in about 2 a.m. at the town homes at 12641 Bay Avenue.

The unidentified family members - a man, his wife and two small children - were on the rear balcony of one of the town homes, and firefighters deployed a ladder to rescue them, said Fire Department spokesman Glen E. Ellman.

Smoke and fire was billowing from the roof of the building, Ellman said in a news release.

The fire, which caused extensive damage to the four units, was brought under control at 3:12 a.m., Ellman said.

No injuries were reported in the blaze. Fire investigators had yet to determine what caused it.

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