Hickory fire department responds to 2 structure fires within minutes



Firefighters in Hickory responded to two unrelated fires within minutes of each other on Monday.

The first was at an apartment on 20th Street. The call came in at 1:18 p.m. Investigators say the man who lives there left a cigarette unattended. No major damage was reported.

The second call came in at 1:23 p.m. for a fire at a home on 12th Avenue. Investigators say an electrical short caused that fire.