Kinston firefighters are investigating two house fires on the same street that happened less than four hours apart.
Both fires happened at vacant homes.
The first fire was called in around 4:45 a.m. in the 600 block of East Gordon Street. Firefighters say when they arrived smoke and fire was visible. They were able to get the fire under control, though substantial fire and smoke damage was done to the house.
The second fire happened around 8:00 a.m. in the 800 block of East Gordon. Firefighter say that fire was extinguished and minimal damage was done.
The fire department says there were no injuries in either fire. Authorities have not yet said whether they believe the two fires are connected.