Several families were displaced early Tuesday when fire destroyed three homes in Chicago's North Center neighborhood.
Fire crews were called just after 1 a.m. to a home in the 1900 block of West Larchmont. The roof of one home collapsed shortly after crews arrived, and the fire spread to two neighboring homes.
No injuries were reported, and residents were able to escape before firefighters arrived. In one case, neighbors rescued two people after they saw smoke and flames.
Seven adults and three children were left homeless.
Witnesses told NBC Chicago the home where the fire began was vacant and had been a problem for years. Neighbors said the structure had failed evaluations from the city and the homeowner was seen working on the house as recently as Monday.
Chicago fire officials said the blaze is under investigation.