2 house fires in Atlantic overnight

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March 31st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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Fire near 4th and Locust Streets Monday morning. Ric Hanson/photo

(Update 8:57-a.m)

Firefighters in Atlantic responded to two separate house fires overnight Sunday into early this (Monday) morning.

Ric Hanson, photos

Ric Hanson, photos

Fire1 The latest, a fire at 107 W. 4th Street, was reported today (Monday), at 2:23-a.m.  Atlantic Fire Chief Mark McNees told KJAN News there was heavy black smoke visible upon arrival and flames coming out the back of the single-story home. Search and Rescue entered the house and discovered no-one was home.

McNees said later the home was vacant because the tenant had moved out this past week.

Atlantic Fire Dept. photo (from their FaceBook page) - rear view of the house.

Atlantic Fire Dept. photo (from their FaceBook page) – rear view of the house.

McNees said the cause of the fire remained undetermined early this morning. He said the scene of the fire was in the back porch area, near the kitchen. An electrical box was found in that general vicinity, but it was unclear if that’s where the fire started.

The second fire at 501 Peach Street in the Sycamore Village area, occurred at around 8:35-p.m. Sunday, and remains under investigation.