Pine Island fire crews respond to house fire Monday morning

The house continues to smoulder and is too hot for police to conduct a full inspection of the premises in order to ascertain the cause

Laurence Simpson, who lives next door to the building that caught fire Saturday, said the building once housed an air conditioning business, but it is now vacant.

Fire officials say they had to use multiple access points, because it is an older home.

A firefighter responds to a blaze Sunday afternoon at a home in the 14800 block of Dobson Avenue in Dolton. Firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly.

"We've had multiple fires in this area", Roberts said, and she said some have been intentionally set. "He is going to be sadly missed by his friends and family".

Firefighters believe the home may be vacant.

It took less than a half-hour to get the fire under control, Howley said.

Jones says the residents did own smoke detectors.

Representatives of the local fire marshal's office are investigating the fire with help from the state police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit.

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