Two homes damaged in overnight fire

- The Glendale Fire Department had a buy morning Tuesday after a home caught fire and the flames spread to a neighbor's house -- now five people are out of the homes.

Investigators are combing through any piece of evidence that might lead them to an answer as to how this house caught fire.

It was around 1:00 a.m. when Jose Prieto smelled smoke in his neighborhood near 51st Avenue and Olive.

"I smelled smoke, but thought it was someone cooking or barbecuing," he said.

That's when Prieto saw the flames ripping through his neighbor's home. He called 9-1-1 and then jumped into action.

"I go to the furthest window and I hit it once and I hit it twice and broke -- enough noise to get owner's attention... He peeks through the door and he immediately shuts it.. I didn't know if he was dressed or was aware of it."

The intensity and heat of the flames then spread to the neighbor's house, destroying their garage. Luckily, all four people in that house made it out okay.

Fire investigators say they found the other man in the backyard of his house.

"I'm just glad he's fine," said Prieto.

The man that was inside the house early in the morning was transported to an area hospital as a precaution.


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