Binghamton fire investigators are looking into the cause of two residential fires over the weekend that, in all, displaced nine people and nine dogs.

Officials say a fire at the corner of Pleasant Avenue and Truesdale Street on the North Side at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28 kept firefighters on the scene for seven hours.

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There were no injuries but the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist four people and five dogs find shelter and meet basic needs.

Most firefighting units were released from the scene by 4 a.m. but some crews remained on the scene into the morning for cleanup operations.

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Meanwhile, a fire shortly before at 3:52 p.m. on May 30 on Hotchkiss Street on the South Side displaced five adults and four dogs.

That blaze apparently started in the rear of the building but spread through the house to the third floor.  Some firefighters were reportedly treated for heat exhaustion. There were no serious injuries reported.

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