Two Vacant Houses Burn in Downtown Boise

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Firefighters responded to a fire that had spread to two houses in the early morning hours of Nov. 8.

Firefighters responded early this morning to a two-house blaze in downtown Boise.

The fire, which burned two uninhabited houses on the corner of Fourth and Myrtle streets, is thought to have started at approximately 4:30 a.m., but was reported later by neighbors, who saw flames coming from one of the houses. There were no injuries.

According to fire personnel at the scene, the blaze began at the house on the corner, then spread to the second house before fire fighters could arrive at the scene. 

Major damage was done to the roof and second story of the corner house, and the second house was badly scorched. It's unclear if the houses will have to be bulldozed at this time.