Madison house fire ruled suspicious

Investigators start criminal investigation

MADISON, Ala. - UPDATE: 3:27 p.m. - Madison Police, Madison Fire/Rescue and the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office are actively investigating the overnight fire on Highland Drive. There were no injuries in the fire and the house was unoccupied at the time. The  cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Madison Police asks that people avoid the area until the structure is rendered safe  and law enforcement and fire personnel clear the scene.
 
SOURCE: Madison Police Department
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A criminal investigation is underway into a suspicious fire that heavily damaged a Madison home in the 800 block of Highland Drive early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called out to the Highland Drive home around 1:15 a.m. When they arrived, the two-story house was fully engulfed in flames.

There are also reports that an explosion was heard from inside the house.

 Fire officials tell WZDX that a large piece of broken glass laying in the roadway in front of the home, which appeared out of place, is what led investigators to believe the fire to be suspicious in nature.

No one was believed home at the time of the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Portions of Highland Drive at the scene may remain closed to traffic until the early afternoon hours as the investigation continues.

WZDX will update this story when more information becomes available.

 

 

 


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