Early morning house fire on city’s near east side being called “suspicious”

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house fire on Baltimore Ave

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  (October 14, 20150– An early morning house fire along the 2900 block of Baltimore Ave on the city’s near east side is being called “suspicious” according to officials from the Indianapolis Fire Department.

IFD were called to the empty house just before 5:00 a.m. Wednesday where they found the fire had already consumed much of the backside of the home.

They were able to get the fire under control but not before much of the inside and roof were severely damaged. Officials found no one inside, but did find several mattresses in different rooms indicating someone had been staying there despite no working electricity or running water available.

The property loss to the home is not known as the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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