Two elderly people were treated for smoke inhalation following a fire at a west side home that spread to a second house, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Crews responding to the alarm in the 2500 block of Menchanca, which is off General McMullen, found flames and smoke pouring out of the second floor of a two story house.
Crews were forced to 'go defensive,' which means their main focus was to stop the fire from spreading. But flames did spread to a single story building next door. The people who were hospitalized live in that home.
No word yet on the cause of the fire, which spread smoke across the entire neighborhood.