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Two dogs killed, many hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage from a pair of Dwight house fires

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY (WEEK) - Investigators are looking into what started a pair of house fires in an around Dwight that happened less than four hours apart and each causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

Neither fire is thought to be suspicious. That the fires occurred in the same community only hours is just a coincidence, according to the fire department.

Dwight Fire Chief Paul Johnson said the first fire in rural Dwight killed two dogs and caused an estimated $600,000 damage. The people who lived there were not home at the time.

Firefighters were called about 6:20 p.m. Thursday to the two-story home at 30272 N. 2400 East Road. Fire crews said they saw heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the house, and throughout the interior of the home as well.

The second house fire was reported just before 10 p.m. Thursday at 209 East Philmar Street in Dwight.

Fire crews said they found heavy fire in the single-story home and the attached garage.

A woman who lived there suffered minor burns to her arm, but she was not taken to the hospital.

Damage to the home and its contents was estimated at $150,000.

Howard Packowitz

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