Firefighters were called to the scene in the 26 hundred block of
Poplar Street just before 2 AM Sunday morning. Officials say the fire in the vacant house started in a bedroom. Neighbors say they smelled smoke just before a police officer drove by and saw smoke coming from the house. No one was inside at the time and the house has not been lived in for months. Neighbors say the owner did not have any valuables inside of the house anymore. The house did suffer some major damage. Officials say they are still investigating the cause of the fire. They believe it could be suspicious. Two firefighters did suffer minor injuries due to the blaze.
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