LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - A fire broke out at a Southwest Little Rock home where authorities said no one has lived in a year.
Right now, fire officials don't have an official cause, but a department spokesman said that by the looks of things around the home, there may be something fishyin this case.
"There was no electricity; there's a meter on the home, but all the breakers were shut off and no gas, so there should be no ignition source unless somebody brought it in," Captain Jason Weaver said.
Authoritiesreceived the call around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Five fire engines blocked off part of Moore Drive in Southwest Little Rock for a couple hours.
Fire officials said that the home was foreclosed and vacant for a year, but the neighbor who called 911 told THV 11 News that there has been someone staying at the home recently. Raushanah Salaam claims that her nephew saw that person walk in shortly before Monday's fire.
"Five minutes after the guy went in, [there were] flames in the window, and it was going on fast, so I immediately got on the phone, and I was telling them thatI didn't know if anyone was next door, we didn't know if it was going to blow or anything," Salaam said.
Firefighters searched the home twice for signs of anybody inside but turned up nothing.
Investigators are interviewing neighbors about the case and are looking into the allegations of someone recently living at the home and seeing if there is any connection to the fire.
Fire officials also said the blaze started in the bedroom, and firefighters knocked it out in about five minutes.