By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — Three children and seven adults were starting the New Year homeless after a fire late Thursday in south suburban Harvey.

Around 4:15 p.m., Harvey firefighters were called to the 15800 block of Lexington Avenue in Harvey and found a house engulfed in flames.

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A total of three houses ended up getting damaged by the fast-spreading fire, the City of Harvey said.

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Everyone escaped safely and no one was injured. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago was notified.

The cause of the fire was under investigation late Thursday, the city said.

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