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.

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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.

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

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