September 18, 2014

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Fire at vacant South Lorain home suspicious

LORAIN — The Lorain Fire Department says a fire that damaged a vacant home in South Lorain this afternoon is being considered suspicious.

The Fire Department was called to 4208 Riverside Drive a little before 1 p.m.

Upon arrival, firefighters found about a 10-foot square of vinyl siding on the outside rear corner of the home burning, according to fire Capt. Tom Sultzer. Firefighters had the fire out in under 10 minutes he said.

Sultzer estimated damage at $1,000.

He said the front door of the home was unsecured. The department’s Fire Prevention Bureau is investigating the fire.

Sultzer said there was no indication to him what might have caused the fire.