Overnight House Fire Believed to be Suspicious

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) - Firefighters responded twice to the same house fire in Decatur.

The initial fire is considered to be suspicious.

Fire crews first responded to the home at the intersection of Sherman Street and Sommerville Road around 11:00 p.m. Monday night.

Firefighters were called back to the home around 3:00 a.m.

Neighbors first called 911 after they heard a popping sound.

They went outside to check it out and found the house on fire.

Firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly the first time.

There is damage to the first and second floor.

The fire rekindled a few hours later.

This time flames reached the attic and caused portions of the roof to collapse.

It took firefighters a couple of hours to put out the fire the second time around.

The home has been unoccupied for some time and there is no power to the home.

The owner has been using it for storage.

Call the Decatur Fire Department if you have any information about this incident.


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