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Firefighters Deal With Two House Fires In Durham

Posted February 2, 2006 10:39 a.m. EST

— Investigators in Durham are working to figure out what sparked a fire that damaged two homes.

Fire crews responded overnight to reports of a house fire near the intersection of Roxboro and Seeman Streets. As firefighters were handling that blaze, the fire spread from a tree limb to another abandoned house.

Officials said both of the houses were vacant. Fire crews said the fire brought down a power line, knocking out electricity to five homes in the area. Power has since been restored to those homes.

Neighbors were evacuated as a safety precaution. No one was injured.

Fire officials said one of the houses was so damaged that it may collapse. There is no word on what caused the fire.