Two homes damaged by fires

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 Two fires in less than 10 hours caused extensive damage to two houses in Concordia.
The first fire, shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday night, destroyed a house at 315 West 2nd Street. According to Concordia Fire Chief Eric Voss, a neighbor called 911 to report the fire. When firefighters arrived, he said, the house was fully engulfed in flames. No one was home when the fire broke out, and there were no injuries. Firefighters were finally able to get the blaze under control at 12:45 a.m., but the house was a total loss, Voss said.
 The state fire marshal was on the scene Thursday morning, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
 Another fire shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning caused extensive damage to a house at 824 East 5th Street.
 Voss said the fire on East 5th Street started in the back of the house and rapidly spread. Firefighters were able to get the fire extinguished within 20 minutes, he said.
There were two residents in the home when the fire broke out. One person sustained minor burns and was transported by private vehicle to Cloud County Health Center.
 Voss said the cause of the fire was an extension cord that had been run as permanent wiring. Neither home, he said, had a working smoke detector.

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