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A late morning fire totally destroyed two 2 1/2 story frame houses Tuesday on Center Street in Lackawanna.

A woman called the Lackawanna Fire Department about 9:54 a.m. and by the time fire crews arrived at the house at 116 Center, which was unoccupied, and the occupied house next door at 114 Center were severely burning.

Two women, a man and a little girl and some family pets got out of the house at 114 Center unharmed before the back of the house was destroyed. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Tuesday night.