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Racine Fire DepartmentNo one was injured in a fire that started at 2:33 a.m. Wednesday at a vacant home at 1410 Buchanan St., but it is believed to have been intentionally set.

The fire started at the rear deck located outside the home. The blaze, which reached the eaves of the home and into the attic, according to a press release by Racine Fire Department captain Mark Villalpando.

Two hours after firefighters arrived, the fire was out and investigators determined that it damaged the kitchen, second floor and attic. The estimated damage to the home is $25,000.

The Racine Fire Department is asking anyone that knows any information about this fire to contact the fire department at 262.635.7915. You may also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (262) 636-9330 or text RACS plus your message to CRIMES (274637).


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.