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Polk house fire displaces three families

Published:   |   Updated: March 28, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Three families were displaced after a fire destroyed their home in Eagle Lake on Thursday, Polk County Fire Rescue said.

Fire Rescue received the call around 4 p.m. When units arrived at 4111 Old Eagle Lake/Winter Haven Road, they found the entire front of the house engulfed in flames. The wood frame house suffered extensive heat, smoke and water damage.

The two-story house was built in the early 1900s.

The Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. The American Red Cross is assisting the families.