Two homes damaged in North Phoenix fire

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PHOENIX -- Crews were called to a house fire that reportedly has spread to a second home in the neighborhood of Seventh Street north of Union Hills Drive.

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The fire was bumped up to a first alarm, which means more crews were called out.

It happened just after 8 a.m. at Fifth Street and Topeka Drive. Smoke was pouring from every corner of the first home when firefighters arrived, and flames were visible from the roof.

Video from NewsCHopper 3 showed a huge hole in the roof of the home where the fire started.

Flames reportedly spread to a neighboring home. In addition, the flames and heat were so intense they reportedly blew out the windows of that second home.

The fire was a stubborn one, but crews were able to bring things under control in about 30 minutes.

Phoenix firefighters say the home is a total loss.

The family who lived in the home that caught fire reportedly had just moved in.

No injuries were reported.

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