More from the 3-Alarm fire in Stone Park, 9-5-20

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A dozen families were left homeless Saturday after winds fueled a fire that destroyed four residential buildings in the 1800 block of 36th Avenue in Stone Park. By the time the firefighters arrived, three buildings were already in flames. A dozen families – some with young children – were left homeless. 

Investigators believe the fire started on a wooden back porch of one unit. They say winds fueled it, and that quickly made flames jump from one building to the next.

flames from detached garage on fire

Tim Olk photo

hitting hot spots after a fire

Tim Olk photo