Fire destroys two homes in Hartford

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HARTFORD, Ala. (WTVY) -- A fire in Hartford destroyed two homes.

The Hartford Fire Department got the call after the family smelled smoke and called 911.

The fire started in an unoccupied house used for storage but spread to the main house.

Nobody in the home suffered injuries.

Due to the proximity of the fire several other departments were called in for mutual aide.

Hartford Fire Chief, Andy Hovey explains the importance of fire alarms for everyone's safety.

"Well I mean obviously the earlier the warning the better and you know it's to get you out of the structure safely because you're not really going to be able to do anything. But it does give us the earliest warning possible and it gives you the earliest warning possible to get out," Andy Hovey said.

Investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire.