FILER, Idaho (KLIX)-Several families were impacted by a fire that burned three homes early Thursday morning in Filer.

According to Filer Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Compher, crews were called out at just before 2 a.m. to a house fire on the southwest part of town on Pine St. Before crews arrived the homeowner of the first home that caught fire was able to get out and inform the neighbors on either side. One of the homes had already been engulfed by flames and was spreading to the nearby houses on either side. Chief Compher said mutual aid was called in from Buhl and Twin Falls. Firefighters were able to get the fires under control in about 30 minutes, but it took more than an hour to get the blaze out on one of the homes.

Compher said two of the homes were lost, while a second was damaged on one side. No one, resident or firefighter, were injured. The cause is under investigation. Chief Compher estimated there are at least a dozen people between the three homes that have been displaced, but the American Red Cross has stepped in to help.

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