Just after 8:30 P.M. Engine 6 and Rescue 13 responded to an electrical short in a house in the 2500 block of Ethel Ave. Upon arrival, fire was discovered in the attic of the 1 story occupied dwelling,cutting short the New Year's Eve party at the address. The fire was quickly extinguished and overhauled. Just before clearing the scene, another house fire was dispatched just 3 blocks away in the 2300 block of Homan Ave. Engine 6 and Rescue 13 quickly cleared the scene to respond on the assignment. Both units arrive within 2 minutes to find a 1 story vacant duplex, with the rear heavily involved in fire. Engine 6 began intial attack as Rescue 13 assumed command, and operated as the RIC Team. Chief 3 arrived a minute later and took Command. Engine 7 laid a supply line to Engine 6. Quint 2 arrived and provided vertical ventilation to the boarded up structure. Engine 8 arrived and assisted units with checking for extension. The suspicious blaze heavily damaged the home, and was under control in 15 minutes. Quint 1 later responded for additional air bottles.