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Fire burns down vacant Lexington home

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Neighbors credit firefighters and their fellow neighbors with keeping an early morning fire from spreading to nearby homes.

The fire on Creek Valley Way started around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Multiple people called 911, while others knocked on neighboring homes to make sure everyone was safe.

"I grabbed my dog and ran out the front door and there was some debris flying over at that point," Jill Clemmons said.

The fire tore through the roof and was threatening the homes on either side.

"Whenever they arrived it was fully engulfed so they went defensive right from the start," said Major John Walters with the Lexington Fire Department. "Which meant sticking up the ladder and flowing as much water as possible to knock it down and that's what really helped to save the other two houses as well."

Firefighters say no one lived in the home, so they aren't sure of a cause. Fire investigators began trying to look for answers but the fallen floors made getting inside nearly impossible.

They say the brick construction of the neighboring homes helped keep it from spreading.

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