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Fire In Granger Leaves Nine Homeless

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GRANGER--A fire in Granger leaves nine people homeless.

Three single mothers and their children age one to 13 lived at the house.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but KNDO talked to a few people who said some children playing with matches, and that may have started the fire.

Six people were in the house at 303 E street at about 1:00 p.m.  A neighbor said the women who were home were making food when two men rushed inside and told them the house was on fire.

Six crews responded to the blaze.  It took them about an hour to get the fire under control.

Despite significant damage to the back of the house, one firefighter thinks it could have been worse.

"I don't think it's a total loss," Terry Carter, Granger Fire Department Deputy Chief, said.  "They can repair the house, it's not that bad."

The Red Cross is putting the families in a hotel for the time being.  They did not have renter's insurance.  Carter estimated the damage at $65,000.

Fortunately no one was injured.