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La Crosse Fire Department responds to two early-morning fires

La Crosse Fire Department responds to...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The La Crosse Fire Department said it is investigating one of two early Saturday fires that broke out in the same block.

Around 3:30 a.m., the Fire Department sent crews to the two fires on the 600th block of 5th Avenue.

The first fire in the basement of a residence at 609 5th Avenue was quickly extinguished; however, minutes later another fire broke out in the basement 617 5th Avenue.

Crews quickly responded to the fire and were able to extinguish it.

No one was injured in either fire.

Investigators were able to determine a faulty light fixture caused the second fire at 617 5th Avenue, but the first fire at 609 5th Avenue is being investigated for suspicious activity.

The La Crosse Fire Department said the two fires are not related.

Note: The original article stated the second fire was being investigated for suspicious activity. This article has been updated to show it is the first fire at 609 5th Avenue being investigated for suspicious activity.


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