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5 houses destroyed by fire in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Fire officials say five houses were consumed by fire overnight in West Palm Beach.

Crews said all but one of the structures, located on Division Avenue near 4th Street, were abandoned.

Firefighters said the blaze started at one home and spread to four others.

It took 31 firefighters about 40 minutes to get the situation under control.

Police and fire investigators are at the scene investigating the cause. 

A battalion chief said a man smelled smoke earlier in the night and heard some weird noises before the flames started. He escaped his home unharmed.

Investigators are taking that into account and trying to figure out whether they think something suspicious started the fire or not.

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