Marshall firefighters battle two early morning blazes Monday

An early morning blaze at two uninhabited homes kept Marshall firefighters busy on Monday, Marshall Fire Chief Reggie Cooper said.

MARSHALL — Marshall firefighters spent the early hours of Monday morning battling two house fires in Marshall.

“At 2:35 a.m., Marshall fire units were called to a structure fire at the 800 block of Howard street,” Marshall Fire Chief Reggie Cooper said Monday. “Upon arrival, the house was fully engulfed in flames.“

Cooper said the flames from the empty home soon touched another nearby uninhabited home.

“An already dangerous situation was intensified by arcing power lines and another home very near,“ he said. “Fire crews did an outstanding job given the circumstances. The house next to the initial incident sustained fire damage.”

No injuries were reported, and the first fire is under investigation.