Nine people left without home after morning blaze

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A total of 9 people were displaced by a house fire on Thursday morning. Birmingham Fire and Rescue crews responded to the call on Electra Drive after 2:00 a.m.

A woman who lives in the home says she heard a loud explosion and actually thought someone was breaking in. "It's scary, especially being a mom and a single mother," said resident Aimee Hill.

Hill says she thinks the water heater exploded, causing the fire.

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