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KINGSLAND — Investigators are probing two fires that broke out about the same time but across town April 23, including one that left a family without a home.

A blaze on McArthur Avenue in a large shed forced neighbors to temporarily evacuate their homes, but it doesn’t appear related to the fire that destroyed a manufactured home on Waco Street, firefighters said. Both occurred about noon.

No cause has been determined, but battling two fires at the same time stretched the resources of area departments, firefighters said.


PHOTO 1: Firefighters from area agencies assisted the Kingsland Volunteer Fire Department with a two-story shed fire that scorched a nearby home and resulted in the evacuation of  neighbors just before noon April 23 in the 1800 block of McArthur Avenue. Staff photo by Connie Swinney