Crews battle 2 fires in Southwest Fresno

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Two fires, just blocks away from each other, kept Fresno Firefighters busy overnight. (KFSN)

Two fires, just blocks away from each other, kept Fresno Firefighters busy overnight.

This morning fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire in Southwest Fresno. Flames broke out about 11 p.m. Wednesday at a vacant duplex on Fresno Street and Mayor Avenue. Firefighters say the building was boarded up and they believe the blaze may have started outside. They also tell us transients have been seen in the area, but it's unknown if someone was in the building when the fire began. The structure is a total loss.

Just hours later, firefighters were called to the scene of another structure fire. This was at Plumas Street and Oleander Avenue, also in Southwest Fresno, just a few blocks away.

Investigators say this blaze appears to have started in a back wall, and then went to the attic.
The smoke alarm went off, alerting the man who lived there, he made it out okay.
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