Fire Official: Stewart Street Fire Suspicious

By
Atish Baidya

Dateline
Updated Mon, Feb 24, 2014 3:13 pm

Fire officials say the fire that broke out in a house near Ohio University’s campus early Sunday morning is suspicious.

According to the Athens Fire Department the fire started at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at 68 Stewart St.

A spokesman with the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office said the cause of the fire at the 10-bedroom house is "undetermined and under investigation".  Officials would not comment with further details.

Sunday morning, Jenny Hall-Jones, Ohio University's dean of students sent out this tweet:

According to The Post newspaper OU is helping displaced students with temporary housing.

The Athens Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating the fire. 

No one was hurt in the incident.

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