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A family that lived in a Racine duplex was displaced from their home following a fire that happened at 9:27 a.m. Wednesday.

One of the units in a duplex at 3704 Sovereign Dr. sustained $20,000 in damage, according to a press release by the Racine Fire Department.

The blaze started in a bedroom on the second floor of the side by side duplex. While the bedroom sustained most of the damage, the rest of the unit is not habitable because it was damaged by the smoke, heat and water. Jalkena Tomlin, the tenant, was able to get her and her family out of the duplex without being injured.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control quickly. The adjacent unit was not damaged.

The Red Cross of Racine County is helping the family. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.