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No serious injuries in two residential fires, but severe damages

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People inspect a charred home on West Greenbrier Street Friday afternoon. The report of the fire, in which no one was injured, was made to the Roswell Fire Department about 3:40 a.m. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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The Roswell Fire Department is investigating two fires that occurred late Thursday night and early Friday morning that severely damaged structures but did not result in serious injuries to either citizens or fire crews.

According to Roswell Public Information Officer Todd Wildermuth, emergency responders received a call about 11:40 p.m. regarding a fire involving a duplex in the 1100 block of West Walnut Street in west Roswell.

Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to other units, but it did cause severe damage to the duplex.

The male occupant was able to escape prior to firefighters’ arrival, but was treated for smoke inhalation and transported to a hospital, Wildermuth said.

The second fire involved a single-story home in the 700 block of West Greenbrier Street in south Roswell.

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The call on the fire came in around 3:40 a.m. The home was extensively damaged by the flames, but the occupant was able to exit before firefighters arrived, according to Wildermuth.

A woman who identified herself as the homeowner said the fire started on the back porch and spread from there.