Long Beach, California – Over the weekend, crews within the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a report of a fire near 11th Street and Loma Avenue.
Long Beach firefighters received a report of a house on fire at approximately 8:40 a.m. on Sunday. When crews arrived at the scene, they encountered heavy smoke and fire coming through the attic of the home. They were able to put out the fire within five minutes.
The fire caused significant damage to several rooms inside the home and the attic as well, but fortunately there were no injuries reported as a result.
Fire investigators are looking into the possibility that the fire was set after neighbors allege that since the owner died several months ago, they have been hearing strange noises, as if someone was trying to break inside the home, and have also observed homeless people going into the backyard on several occasions.
The fire remains under investigation.