Four families have been displaced in an early Monday morning fire at 309 10th St.

Seeing the glow of the flames outside his home, a man inside the residence ran outside and called 911, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

Members of the Racine Fire Department and officers from the Racine Police Department responded. Firefighters found that the home had done extensive damage to 309 10th St. and 1000 Wisconsin Ave. The blaze also caused heat damage to 1004 and 1006 Wisconsin Ave., a duplex. All four families were displaced.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. But evidence technicians with the Racine Police Department were still on scene at 6:30 a.m. trying to determine the cause of the fire.

Investigators with the Racine Police and the Racine Fire departments are seeking information about the incident from the community. If you have information, please call the Racine Emergency Services number at (262) 886-2300. Or you can make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (262) 636-9330 or by texting RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.

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