UPDATE: Fire At Fountain Home "Suspicious"


An early morning house fire in Fountain is being called "suspicious." That is according to the Fountain Police Department.

The fire was reported on the 200 block of Illinois Ave. at 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

Firefighters tell 11 News that someone was driving by, saw smoke and called 911.

A police department spokeswoman said there was smoke coming from all areas of the roof when firefighters arrived. She said soon after that, fire also started coming out of a bedroom window on the wast side of the home.

Firefighters did a search of the home. No one was there. According to a press release, they then had to get out of the home, because the ceiling and floors were starting to collapse.

The fire reportedly started underneath the floors, then went up the walls and into the ceiling. The home was destroyed.

According to the police department, the home was being rented. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire.

No one was hurt.

The fire is being investigated as "suspicious." Investigators will be at the scene all day.

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