Arson possible after abandoned home goes up in flames twice Sunday in Phoenix

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There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Fire investigators are looking at the possibility of arson after an abandoned house caught fire for the second time Sunday in Phoenix.

Firefighters extinguished a fire for the second time at an abandoned house near 17th Avenue and Buchanan Street late Sunday night, Capt. Larry Subervi said.

The fire was balanced to a first-alarm fire due to a tree catching fire and spilling out into nearby structures, requiring additional resources.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Arson is being looked at as a possibility. However, it is too early to identify a definitive cause, Subervi said. 

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

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