(Covington, KY) -- Fire ripped through closely packed homes, late Thursday.  The fire was reported around 4pm, in the 100 block of Martin.

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Covington Fire Chief Dan Matthew says two buildings collapsed, and are total losses. The flames spread to two other homes, on either side.

One of the buildings was vacant, and no-one was in any of the houses, and there were no injuries to civilians.  Chief Matthew says one firefighter had a minor injury.

The cause is under investigation.