Dog dies in ‘suspicious’ garage fire

A fire in a detached garage destroyed two cars and killed a dog early Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 3 a.m., fire crews responded to the 250 block of Delaware Avenue on the report of a garage fire. Upon arrival, they found flames shooting through the roof of a garage that housed two vehicles, which were both destroyed.

A dog that was chained up to the garage was killed in the blaze.

Embers from the blaze spread to a vacant house, which caused it to catch fire. A squatter was found sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when the vacant house caught fire.

The intensity from the garage fire also caused damage to another garage across the alley.

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The fire is being called suspicious.

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