Suspicious fire destroys Girard house
The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a suspicious house fire at 349 N. Davis St. that started shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters responded to the fire — which began in the southwest corner of the house, in a back bedroom — not long after receiving the first call at 10:12 a.m., said Fire Chief Kenneth Bornemiss. The house is “basically a total loss,” he added, estimating the damage at about $30,000.
No one was in the house at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.