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.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus