(Over-the-Rhine) -- Cincinnati Fire Department says damage to two vacant apartment buildings is estimated at $3,000 and #2,000, after a Monday evening fire.  The flames broke out between the two structures, at Vine and Findlay, and spread to the first floors before they were extinguished.

A second alarm was called, because the buildings were large, and difficult to get into.  The flames were extinguished in about 30 minutes. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.