Overnight fire at vacant Milwaukee home called suspicious

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by Shakara Robinson

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee firefighters battled flames at a vacant home early Tuesday, and investigators say preliminary evidence suggests the fire is suspicious. 

Officials said the call came in at 3:45 a.m. at a home near E. Burleigh and N. Richards streets.

Firefighters initially saw a small fire in the attic, but the flames quickly escalated and crews began a defensive attack. 

Shorty after, the roof collapsed. 

The home was vacant, and neighbors tells CBS 58 News that a man was recently evicted from the home and that his belongings were scattered all over the yard.

Authorities say the fire is being investigated as suspicious. 

No injuries were reported.

Stay tuned to CBS 58 News for updates. 

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