Five East Texas families were displaced after a Christmas morning fire in Big Sandy.

Fire officials the blaze began before 5 a.m. in the 200 block of Gilmer Street at the Shady Chateau Apartments. Authorities say four units had fire damage and others had smoke and water damage. No one was injured in the fire but several families did have to relocate to hotels.  Hawkins and Big Sandy Fire Departments responded to the scene.