“It looks like it started on the second floor,” Clark said. “It’s definitely unlivable.”
Another vacant house neighboring the blaze was exposed, but firefighters made to protect the building to prevent the fire from spreading.
“Everything was pretty smooth once we got our ladder guns up,” Clark said.
It’s not clear how the fire started. There was no electric or water hooked up to the house. A fire investigator was on the scene Thursday morning.
A man who owns a building two doors down from the house said it’s been vacant for at least a year.
“People need a place to live,” said Fred Burkhardt. “Vacant buildings are an attractive nuisance.”
He added that he wasn’t surprised a fire started.
“It was highly likely,” Burkhardt said. “It was more of a when than an if.”