VACANT APARTMENT FIRE Huntington Fire Crews Battle Suspicious Vacant Apartment Fire
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 2, 2012 11:04 AM EDT
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 11:46 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The Huntington Fire Department worked to extinguish a fire to a vacant apartment building early Friday morning.
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal is investigating this latest fire that it is being called suspicious. It happened on the 100 block of 26th Street about 4 a.m. to a vacant two-story apartment building.
Investigators believe that fire started on the first floor and say the building didn't have any electricity. They believe it was intentionally set and report that there were people seen in the area before the fire started. Investigators say this is the third suspicious fire set in the area in the last week.
The owner of the building reportedly did not have insurance.
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