House fire considered suspicious
The City of Orange Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 2408 Pacific Street Tuesday morning at 10:15. Within 30 seconds after the incident on Pacific was dispatched, another report of a house fire came in on Putnam Street. Fire units responded to both locations yet only found an actual emergency on Pacific. Units responding to the Putnam address were reassigned to the Pacific incident.
An Orange Police unit was first on scene on Pacific, and reported heavy smoke coming from the home. Fire units arrived and determined the house was vacant. The fire had spread to the attic and burned through the roof as fire crews attacked the fire. The fire was brought under control in ten minutes and completely extinguished in 30 minutes.
Firefighter Aaron Long was injured, sustaining a second degree burn to his arm. Firefighter Long was transported to the Orange Hospital emergency room where he was treated and released to return to duty. Fire crews remained on the scene until noon extinguishing hot spots.
The cause of the fire is considered suspicious so if anyone has any information concerning people that were seen near the house around 10:00 Tuesday morning, they are urged to contact the Fire Marshal at 988-7360.