Union Grove -- Racine County Authorities are investigating two separate fires in a small, quiet Union Grove neighborhood. The first at 816 12th Avenue and the other just around the corner at a garage on New Street.
"It's a little suspicious," Pete Witt, who lives across the street, said.
"Very unusual," Carolyn Wilson said. "And that close together."
Firefighters first responded to the home around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a basement fire.
There were no active flames, but the house was filled with smoke.
A few minutes later, firefighters spotted a fire just a block away near 11th Ave and New St.
A garage with vehicles inside was on fire.
Residents at both homes were removed safely and there were no injuries.
The cause of both fires is still under investigation.
A damage estimate has not been determined for either structure.
Officials are still investigating to determine if the fires are related.