Morning fire damages Poteau duplexes

Two families are homeless following a morning fire at a duplex located on the 500 block of Dewey Avenue in Poteau.Both apartments were occupied at the time of the fire. According to Vernon King, one of the tenants, he woke up and smelled smoke so he woke his neighbor and told him to get out of the house. No one was injured in the fire. Poteau Fire Department was able to contain the fire to the attic of the home.