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Arson Possible Cause of House Fire on Maxwell Avenue

The Evansville Fire Department says an arson report was filed with police after a Wednesday night house fire on Maxwell Avenue.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 9:32 AM
Updated: Dec 10, 2020 12:20 PM

According to the Evansville Fire Department, a Wednesday night fire on Maxwell Avenue is being investigated as a possible arson.

EFD crews were dispatched to a home on Maxwell Avenue late Wednesday night around 9:32 p.m. after a resident of the home called 911 to report a fire.

Within minutes, the fire department had extinguished the fire. They say the home's resident had poured water on the fire prior to their arrival.

While minimal damage to the home was sustained in the fire, an arson report was filed with the Evansville Police Department, with the victim advising someone had entered the home and set the fire.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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