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3 homes destroyed in South Toledo blaze

Three vacant houses on Harding Street in South Toledo were destroyed in an early-morning fire Thursday.

Firefighters were called to 1042 Harding at 1:43 a.m. for a vacant house that was fully engulfed in flames, said fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld. The fire spread to neighboring vacant properties at 1038 and 1044 Harding, the lieutenant said.

The houses at 1042 and 1044 collapsed. More than $17,000 damage was done to 1038 Harding, Lieutenant Hertzfeld said. No injuries were reported.

The property at 1038 is a single-story residence built in 1892; the property is valued at $17,300 and it is owned by the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation, also known as the Lucas County Land Bank.

The property at 1042, a foreclosure, was a one-story house valued at $18,700; it is owned by Chris Garcia of Collingwood Boulevard.

The property at 1044 was a single-story residence built in 1897; the property was valued at $15,500; it is also owned by the Lucas County Land Bank.

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