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Fire leaves South Point families displaced

SOUTH POINT — Two families are homeless after a fire destroyed their South Point duplex on Stanley Drive.

A call came in at 1:38 Sunday morning to Lawrence County 911 dispatchers.

South Point Volunteer Fire Department immediately responded and was assisted by the Burlington, Fayette No. 2 and Perry Township fire departments, according to Julie Suiter, a member of the South Point department.

Station 300 at Chesapeake was on standby to provide area coverage but was not called to the scene.

Firefighters fought the blaze through the early morning hours until around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

The fire marshal was on the scene Sunday investigating the cause and is expected to return today.

As of press time, no explanation has been given for the cause of the blaze.

The two families, whose identities were unknown, sought assistance from the local Red Cross and are currently staying in an area hotel.