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December 19, 2014

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2 house fires in Henderson do combined $140,000 damage

Henderson firefighters battled two house fires Thursday, one resulting in minor injuries and both causing extensive damage.

At about 2:15 p.m., the residents of a home near Valle Verde Drive and Paseo Verde Parkway discovered a fire and called 911. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire and smoke coming from a second-floor window, according to a Henderson Fire Department news release.

The fire caused about $100,00 damage, officials said. Three adults and three dogs were displaced, and one man suffered minor burns on his hands, officials said. He was treated at the scene, officials said.

Six hours later, firefighters were called to a fire near Basic Road and Kansas Avenue. Neighbors reported the blaze, and the fire appeared to originate in the rear of the vacant, single-story house, officials said.

No injuries were reported. The fire resulted in about $40,000 damage, officials said.

The cause of the fires was under investigation.

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