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Vacant homes burn blocks from one another

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson Fire Department got called to two fires within blocks of one another Friday morning.

The fires erupted near downtown Jackson on Farish Street around 6:00 a.m. One fire began in the 700 block of Farish Street near the intersection of Bloom Street. The other fire was just a few blocks away. Vacant homes were destroyed in both fires. 

"Whenever you have a situation where you have abandoned homes and everything there's always a higher potential of fires," said Division Chief R. D. Simpson of the Jackson Fire Department.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of both fires.

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