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Fire damages 2 houses in Lexington

The Lexington Fire Department is investigating a blaze that spread rapidly, damaging two homes and destroying an outbuilding early Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out shortly after 1 a.m. on Ashton Drive, said Battalion Chief Steven Sea.

The fire apparently started in a Herbie that was standing beside a storage building at the rear of 142 Ashton Drive, Sea said.

Flames spread from the Herbie to the outbuilding and then to the home at 142 Ashton, firefighters said. The second home, at 144 Ashton Drive, then also caught fire.

Investigators haven't determined what started the fire in the Herbie, Sea said.

No injuries were reported.