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.

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