Two suspicious fires on the same block linked? Burglary suspect questioned

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PHOENIX -- Two fires broke out within a block of each other early Thursday morning and now investigators are trying to determine if they're connected.

Fire crews were called out to a home near Seventh Street and Dunlap Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. At about the same time, a second call came in regarding a fire at a Cricket Wireless store right across Seventh Street.

While flames were shooting from the roof of the vacant home, firefighters were able to quickly get a handle on the blaze. Crews also contained the fire at the Cricket store.

No injuries were reported at either location.

Investigators said early indications are the the fires are suspicious and appear to be connected.

A burglary suspect was caught a few blocks away from the scene. It's not clear how of even if that person might be connected to the fires, but investigators are talking to him.