Fires dam­age two city homes

The Times-Tribune - - Local / Nation -

Fires ripped through homes on Olive Street and Min­eral Av­enue Satur­day evening.

About 5:15 p.m., city fire­fight­ers re­sponded to a build­ing on fire at 105 Olive St., and while fight­ing the first fire, fire­fight­ers no­ticed smoke com­ing from an ad­ja­cent prop­erty at 602 Min­eral Ave., Act­ing As­sis­tant Chief Al Tay­lor said. Nei­ther prop­erty was oc­cu­pied when the fires broke out.

Fire­fight­ers had the fires un­der con­trol within 20 to 30 min­utes, he said. Both prop­er­ties sus­tained fire, wa­ter and smoke dam­age.

Neigh­bors said the prop­er­ties had been con­demned, but Tay­lor could not con­firm the claims.

The cause of the fire is un­de­ter­mined and un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, he said. — FRANK WILKES LESNEFSKY

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