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Morning fires strike homes on Rose, Gold streets in city

Fires damaged a pair of Buffalo houses early Saturday.

The first blaze struck at 12:01 a.m. at 69 Rose St., a two-story wood-frame home in the city’s Fruit Belt neighborhood. The fire started on the first floor and extended to the second floor, according to a Buffalo Fire Department official.

The fire caused $80,000 damage to the structure and $30,000 damage to its contents. No injuries were reported.

The second fire was reported at 2:24 a.m. at 27 Gold St., about six blocks west of the intersection of Bailey Avenue and William Street. This fire started on the second floor of the 2½-story, vacant wood-frame house and caused $75,000 damage to the building. No injuries were reported.

The cause of both fires is under investigation.

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