Separate fires raced through two homes in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side late Friday and early this morning, but no injuries have been reported, according to police.
About 11 p.m., a fire started at a small home in the 5700 block of South Hoyne Avenue, police said. No one was hurt and as of about midnight, the blaze has been extinguished, police said.
Five adults and one child were displaced but have other family members that they will be able to stay with, said an Englewood District police officer on the scene.
A Chicago Fire Department investigator said the cause remained under investigation. Police later said the cause of the fire was electrical.
The second fire in the neighborhood erupted about 1:30 a.m. at a 2-story house in the 2000 block of West 68th Place.
Katherine Dawson, 42, who lives at the home with six relatives including a 5-year-old and a 14-year-old, said no one was home at the time of the blaze.
Dawson and her sister Phyllis Robinson, who lives on the same block, said they believe the fire was suspicious. Police could not confirm.
Dawson and Robinson were outside the home waiting for the arrival American Red Cross to help early Saturday.
Police on the scene said fire department personnel were leaving the scene about 2:45 a.m.
Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva said the cause and the origin of both fires was not known yet.
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