Amid stormy weather late Sunday afternoon, three Fayetteville Fire and Rescue units responded to two structure fires.

Firefighters were paged at about 5:30 p.m. to a house fire at 205 N. Lincoln Ave., where a one story, wood frame rental house was on fire, said Capt. Tony Kimbrough.  Firefighters managed to save most of the home, which sustained much smoke and water damage.

One occupant was in the home when the fire started but escaped and was not injured. “The Red Cross was notified and took care of the tenant,” said Kimbrough said.

The cause of the fire was unknown as of Monday morning.

About 30 minutes later, one of Fayetteville Fire Department’s units assisted Lincoln County Fire/Rescue in helping extinguish another fire involving a large, two-story barn. The barn is located at 1321 Winchester Hwy. east of the Lincoln County Farmer’s Co-Op.

“Highway 64 East was shut down for a time,” said Kimbrough. Authorities were unsure whether anyone was living in the house on the property, which has a city address.

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