Suspicious Fire on Ridge Avenue

Suspicious Fire on Ridge Avenue

by Emily Baird on March 29, 2010

Fire Chief, Dave Lacy, says his department is also dealing with a suspicious fire that took place early this morning at 1718 Ridge Avenue.

Crews were called to the vacant home just before two a.m. and found flames shooting out the front porch. Firefighters were able to tame the fire within a half hour, but it did cause extensive damage to the structure.

"We can’t determine if there was anything, any relationship between the two of them, but there is that possibility, " says Lacy.

So, Lacy is asking residents to be aware of their surroundings.

"We have a lot of vacant houses over in this area of town, and we would ask that people be vigilant for the next couple days. Any suspicious activity, report it to the police department, " says Lacy.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.