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Officials investigate suspicious house fire

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A fire being investigated as suspicious destroyed this house Sunday at 4144 Sunset Ave.

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BY AMELIA HARPER
Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A blaze that destroyed a house Sunday on Sunset Avenue is being investigated as a suspicious fire.

The fire was reported about 3:12 a.m. Sunday at 4144 Sunset Ave. Rocky Mount police arrived to find Rocky Mount firefighters already at work extinguishing the blaze. However, the house was almost completely destroyed by the flames.

Cpl. Mike Lewis of the Rocky Mount Police Department said the house was unoccupied and that no one was injured in the fire. However, the incident is being treated as suspicious. Both the Rocky Mount Fire Marshal and the Rocky Mount Police Department are investigating the cause of the fire.

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