WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Investigators are looking into the cause of a weekend house fire in Warren.
Visible burn marks and a neon sign reading “condemned” on the front door mark the home that caught fire on Warren’s Northwest side early Sunday morning.
Someone who spotted the fire on Penn Avenue called 911.
Capt. Jarrod Perry says it appears the fire started in the back of the house on the first floor. Perry said it isn’t the first time this particular home caught fire. It happened once before in early August.
“We boarded it up for the first fire, and it appears someone got into the house, took the boards down and it appears that it was suspicious, so it’s under investigation. We’re looking into the cause,” Perry said.
Brent Wren lives next door.
“There’s a lot of fires going on around here lately,” Wren said. “It happened again. I am wondering like who did it and why? Just worried about stuff burning down next to it.”
Firefighters were able to quickly get the fire under control, but the unoccupied home was significantly damaged.
No one was hurt.
“Just be vigilant and if anyone sees anything suspicious, call the authorities. And if anyone knows any information, give us a call and speak to our investigators,” Perry said.