A pair of separate fires displaced a total of 30 Mount Vernon residents on Sunday.
A blaze that broke out around 4 p.m. in a two-story home on Vernon Avenue took several hours to contain. The 12 residents of the structure escaped safely, but several minor injuries to firefighters were reported.
Earlier Sunday, just a short distance away, a four-family structure on Haven Avenue was destroyed by a fire that left 18 homeless.
The Red Cross is assisted those affected by both fires.
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