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Published: Tuesday, 8/24/2004

$150K fire at Erie Township home called suspicious

ERIE - A suspicious fire gutted a vacant home next to a kennel in Erie Township yesterday, Monroe County officials said.

Fire crews were called to 7204 South Dixie Hwy. at Sterns Road about 3:15 a.m. and found the two-story home engulfed in flames. Firefighters from Morin Point and Luna Pier assisted.

Investigators said the blaze was started in the southeast corner of the house's basement. They estimated the loss at about $150,000. No one was hurt.

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