CALEXICO — An abandoned house was destroyed by a suspected arson here Tuesday in the second blaze to tear through the site in two years.
The call came into the Calexico Fire Department around 4 p.m.
When firefighters arrived at 420 Washington St., the house was engulfed in flames. It took firefighters 20 minutes to get the fire under control, Calexico Fire Department Capt. Rudy Valdez said.
No one was inside the abandoned structure and no injuries were reported.
It took the efforts of 11 full-time firefighters and seven volunteers to finally put out the fire around 6 p.m., Valdez said.
"Our main concerns were the two (neighboring) houses, one to the east and one to the west," Valdez said.
Those two homes were in danger because of the fire's strong radiant heat and the possibility of spreading flames, Valdez said.