Several people, animals escape home fire on South 12th Avenue in Mount Vernon

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The American Red Cross is helping several families who had their multi-family home in Mount Vernon destroyed by fire.



Officials say heavy flames started from the third floor of the South 12th Avenue home at around 9 p.m. Thursday.



They say seven people as well as a 2-year-old and an infant were able to escape. Firefighters were able to rescue a mother cat and four kittens from the first-floor apartment. No one was injured.



Officials are investigating what sparked the flames.


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