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The house at 4736 Winter St. was heavily damaged in the fire.

Fires hit 2 south-side houses

Fort Wayne firefighters were called to two house fires on the city's south side Monday morning, one call coming in at 8:46 a.m. and the next at 9:17 a.m.

The first call was for a vacant house just south of downtown, at 1304 McCulloch St., in the East Central area, according to a statement issued by the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

The statement said a contractor arrived to work at the two-story structure and smelled smoke. The cause is under investigation, and the house had moderate fire, smoke and water damage, the statement said.

The second call sent firefighters to 4737 Winter St., just north of Pettit Avenue, the statement said.

When they arrived, it said, firefighters saw heavy smoke coming from the back of the house. The house had heavy damage, and the cause of that fire is also under investigation.

The Winter Street house is occupied, but no one was at home at the time of the fire, the statement said.