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Firefighters: Lexington House Fire Looks Suspicious

Investigators are trying to figure out how a vacant house in Lexington went up flames on Monday morning.

The fire started on Whitney Avenue around 9 and kept fire fighters busy for hours. The fire was just across the street from where Dominic Foster was gunned down on Friday afternoon.

Ella Jones used to own the home. She was on the scene on Monday morning and says shocked and saddened.

The house has been empty for about six months. Jones says her mother was the last tenant.

The home was being used for storage and firefighters say that made it difficult to get in and fight the flames. Part of the roof had already collapsed and crews knocked down even more so they could attack the fire.

Firefighters say the utilities had been cut off to the home, so they think the fire could be suspicious. Arson investigators have been called in to look into what sparked those flames.

No injuries were reported.


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