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Fire destroys 2 homes, damages a 3rd in 7th Ward

A large fire destroyed two homes and damaged a third Friday in the Seventh Ward.

The fire broke out at about 5:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of N. Claiborne Avenue. One man whose home collapsed said he believes the fire began in an abandoned house that was frequented by homeless people.

Because of the fire's close proximity to the interstate, there were backups on eastbound I-10 due to heavy smoke.

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