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West Covina house fire displaces 7 people

Firefighters battle a house fire on the 1900 block of East Eckerman Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

September 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A house fire in West Covina displaced seven people from their home Wednesday morning on the 1900 block of East Eckerman Avenue.

The blaze started shortly after midnight. According to a resident, seven adults were displaced after their home was badly damaged by flames.

It took crews about an hour to knock the fire down.

A man in a wheelchair said he was able to escape the blaze with the help of two other residents.

Authorities said the Red Cross was called in to help those who were displaced.

The cause of the fire is unknown.