Suspicious fire under investigation

August 21, 2013

Fire fighters Drew George (left) and Joe Buchanan perform salvage and overhaul after a Tuesday evening house fire was contained.

Altus Fire Marshal Kyle Davis said that the fire that destroyed an abandoned house on South Benson Street is being investigated as suspicious. Davis said that when fighter fighters arrived on the scene, the house was burning heavily. Nearby trees had also received some fire damage. Stations 1 & 2 responded to the fire with five engines and 11 personnel. No injuries were reported. Fire fighters arrived on the scene at approximately 7 p.m., and left the scene after 10 p.m. The dwelling was said to be vacant with no electric or gas service to the house, and was valued at $3,000.