Dozens displaced after fast-moving fire rips through Mount Vernon homes

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — A massive fire broke out in a house Saturday night, destroying three homes and displacing dozens of people.

Firefighters received a call about smoke coming from the area on South Terrace Avenue around 11:20 p.m., according to Mount Vernon Fire Department. When they arrived, a 3-story home was engulfed in flames.

The 3-alarm fire quickly spread to neighboring homes into the early hours of Sunday. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control in the early hours Sunday.

Two homes were destroyed and the other suffered severe fire damage.

Three firefighters suffered minor injuries, Mount Vernon Fire Department said. None of the residents were harmed during the blaze. However, a total 11 families — 32 adults and 11 children — were displaced, according to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross have assisted the displaced residents at Mount Vernon Armory.

It's unclear what started the fire and the investigation is ongoing.