Springfield house fire under investigation as arson case

SPRINGFIELD — A fire that burned a residential home in Springfield was investigated as an arson case Thursday overnight.

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Springfield Fire initially responded to the 1500 block of Highland Avenue on reports of a two-story structure fire, the city’s dispatch stated.

Although the fire was successfully extinguished, firefighters requested aid from Springfield Police to submit an arson report, suspecting that the structure fire was intentionally caused, dispatch confirmed.

An officer responded to the scene at 12:15 a.m. to investigate and report on the cause of the fire.

The Springfield Fire Department led the investigation into the fire and the Springfield Police Department assisted by following up with the potential arson case.

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