Racine family displaced by early morning fire

CREATED Mar 1, 2014

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RACINE - A family of 5 in Racine is forced out of their home early Saturday morning due to a fire.

It happened on Taylor Ave, and started in the basement. The fire traveled up in the wall to the kitchen above.

Investigators say the fire was caused by a space heater plugged into an outlet that was fed by wires that were not the proper size.

The Red Cross is assisting the family with temporary housing and immediate needs. No one was hurt, including the family's birds and 2 dogs.