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By Jake Shannon, CBSDFW.COM

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two people were killed and three others seriously injured after a fire swept through two homes early Friday morning near the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Heavy flames were shooting through the roof of the one-story frame house when firefighters arrived in the 2600 block of Market Avenue around 1:50 a.m.

Three people — a man, woman, and child — escaped the burning home and were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

A woman and a six-year-old child were killed in the fire.

A neighboring house was also damaged in the blaze, along with three vehicles.

The Red Cross is at the scene assisting the five displaced residents of the second home.

Fire investigators were called to the scene, but there was no immediate word on what might have caused the flames.

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