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Firefighters Battle Two Fires in East Erie

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A busy night for Erie firefighters after two house fires broke out just moments apart, leaving four people displaced.
  
The first call came in around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, for a fire inside of a home at 2910 Pine Avenue.  Crews arrived to find heavy smoke pouring out of the home.

Erie Deputy Fire Chief Mike Fahey said it appears to have started in the basement and quickly spread through the walls up to the first and second floor.

No one was there at the time of the fire, but the three people who live there arrived to find their house in shambles.

"We were at the doctor's office and the next door neighbor called us and told us the house is on fire," said fire victim Mike Dominick.  "So we have nothing...we have nothing."

As of now, investigators say it appears to be electrical in nature.

Moments later, just before 5:30 p.m. many of the same firefighters were called to the 600 block of East 13th Street for another house fire.

Fire investigators say this one was caused by a space heater in the downstairs bathroom.  The heat was so intense that it melted the siding on the house next door.

One person is displaced from this incident.

Both fires are being investigated.

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