SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (BCN) — The San Rafael Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire reported Wednesday morning at a home that apparently hadn’t been occupied for several months. The fire was reported at about 8:20 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of First Street, and crews arrived to find smoke coming from several areas of the home.
Firefighters were able to bring the flames under control in about 20 minutes with no injuries reported, fire officials said. Investigators are considering the fire to be suspicious in nature after discovering multiple areas inside the home where fires had possibly started.
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Neighbors also reported that the known occupant of the home hadn’t lived there for several months, according to the fire department. The home was also “severely overloaded with contents,” fire officials said.
Firefighters said an early call to 911 about the fire possibly prevented it from spreading to neighboring homes.
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