2 people sustain minor injuries in 2 separate early morning fires in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Two people sustained minor injuries in two separate early morning fires in Winston-Salem on Saturday.

Crews were called to the 800 block of Brookline Street shortly before 4:30 a.m. and then to the 3600 block of Yale Avenue about an hour later. The fires were about two miles apart.

A neighbor told FOX8 that the Brookline fire was caused by cooking and the victim suffered burns on his arm.

A person in the second fire was injured while trying to escape through a window, but is expected to be OK. Five people were living in that house and the others went through the door.

The cause of the second fire remains under investigation. The house is a total loss.