Fire In Pennfield Early Monday Investigated as Suspicious
A fire that broke out at a vacant home in Calhoun County late Sunday could have been set intentionally.
The Calhoun County Emergency Network initially reported just after midnight Monday that crews from Pennfield Township and Emmett Township fire departments were all called to a structure fire in the 9100 block of Bellevue Rd. near McCallister Rd. and River Oaks Ln. in Pennfield Township; the caller, a neighbor, said they saw flames coming from the windows.
Fox 17 says that when firefighters got there, they found fire in every window and door. With the efforts of multiple agencies, the blaze was eventually extinguished. No injuries were reported in the fire.
Right now, the cause of the fire isn't being reported, but officials are calling it a suspicious situation. The house was vacant at the time of the blaze.
Fires in Pennfield Township have resulted in two deaths this year; the first blaze broke out March 1, and left the 46-year-old homeowner dead. It's believed the fire broke out on a recliner in the basement. Another fire in mid-July left a 58-year-old man dead; that fire also is thought to have started in the basement.