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Firefighters battle 2 morning fires in Tallahassee

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 12:45:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Fire Department responded to two building fires on Friday, July 28. 

The first fire happened at approximately 1:27 a.m. in the 2400 block of Rumba Ct. 

Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming out of the townhouse. The crew was able to get control of the fire within a few minutes while other crews searched the home to confirm the residents had exited safely. 

The fire displaced four occupants and caused an estimate $200,000 dollars in damages. One resident suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.  

The cause of this fire remains under investigation.

The TFD was assisted on scene by the Tallahassee Police Department, City of Tallahassee Utilities and Leon County Emergency Medical Services.

The second fire happened around 11:27 a.m. 2400 block of Dundee Drive.

Fire units arrived to find smoke coming from the attic of a home and quickly extinguished it. No injuries were reported on scene and all residents were accounted for. 

Damages are estimated at $75,000 dollars and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The three residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross.