Vacant House Damaged By Fire

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VACANT HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE
VACANT HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE

VACANT HOUSE DAMAGED BY FIRE: A fire broke out in a vacant house at 469 South Livingston Avenue at about 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 19. A police officer directing traffic in and out of the ShopRite parking lot noticed flames and smoke coming from the structure and called the Fire Department. Firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the flames, but there was heavy damage to the house, particularly in the bedroom area, where the fire is believed to have started. The house has been vacant for two decades, and its dilapidated condition exacerbated the fire damage, said Fire Chief Chris Mullin. He noted that the house has no electrical power running to it, and has possibly been occupied by vagrants. He deemed the fire to be of suspicious origin; an investigation is ongoing. Rob Munson Photos

 

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