Firefighters battled a large blaze that burnt down two neighboring Hicksville homes on Alpine Lane Thursday afternoon. Fire officials responded to the fire at 3:17 p.m. and were able to extinguish the flames in about an hour and a half. Two homes and a shed received heavy damage and two additional homes received minor damage, officials say. The winds contributed to the fire spreading to multiple homes. One woman was assisted out of the house by firefighters.