Jul 5, 2012 5:24 AM

Two Vacant Homes Burn In Lexington

Lexington firefighters battled blazes in two vacant houses early Thursday morning.

Firefighters say they got a call reporting a fire on Eddie Street, off North Limestone, around 3:45 a.m. Officials say the house was used for storage and nobody had lived there for about four years. Crews quickly got the fire under control, and there were no reported injuries.

Firefighters say the blaze apparently started somewhere in the back of the home. There was no electricity to the house, and officials say they don't know what started the fire. A fire investigator will check out the scene to try to determine the cause.

Firefighters also had to battle heat and fatigue. Many had just returned from working an earlier blaze in the Winburn neighborhood.

That fire broke out in a house along Valley Farm Drive around 1 a.m. Crews arrived to find flames shooting from the roof and several windows. The home was also vacant, but neighbors say the owner was in the process of remodeling it.

Nobody was injured, but the intensity of the fire forced firefighters to evacuate neighboring homes as a precaution. Some of those neighbors say they think late night fireworks may have sparked the blaze.

Firefighters have not determined the cause, and an investigator will also check out that scene.

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