Fires extinguished at 2 vacant homes in Birmingham


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Firefighters in Birmingham are investigating two suspicious fires that broke out at nearby vacant homes within 40 minutes of each other. reports ( ) the fires on 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue were reported Saturday between 10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Fire officials say crews snuffed out both blazes in the Eastlake area within five to 10 minutes. No one was injured.

Battalion Chief Donald Jones says both fires were suspicious. The cause of both fires is still being investigated and authorities have not determined if they are related.

About three weeks ago, five houses caught fire in Birmingham's Woodlawn area on April 9.

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