By Wakisha Bailey

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, Pa. (CBS) — Firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a blaze at homes in Delaware County.  

“The fire took at least 30 minutes to contain because search operations were underway during most of that time,” Timothy Boyce, the director of emergency services, said.

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Early Thursday morning, Clifton Heights firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire at a duplex on South Diamond Street. When they arrived, fire officials say the original fire structure was engulfed in flames.  

“The community reported that the family may have been trapped still in the home,” Boyce said.  

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But upon entering, fire officials confirmed the home was empty. As crews worked to get the fire contained, one firefighter suffered minor injuries.  

Fire officials say they will be on-site for some time investigating the cause of this fire. 

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Meanwhile, both homes are a total loss.

Wakisha Bailey