ALTON — Two overnight fires are under investigation by the Alton fire and police departments.
Alton Fire Department Deputy Chief Mark Harris said crews first were called at 7:36 p.m. to a fully involved structure fire at a vacant house at 2308 Sunset Ave. The house had no electricity or gas, leading investigators to believe the fire was intentionally set, he said.
The fire department was dispatched to a second fire at 12:53 a.m. at a vacant house at 2726 Residence St. The fire damaged the house’s front porch and front room. The property owner, who was not on scene at the time of the fire, told investigators he is renovating the house, Harris said.
The fire department and the Alton Police Department are investigating both fires.
“We believe the one on Sunset to probably be a set fire, but they are both still under investigation and undetermined,” Harris said.
No one was injured in either fire.
“The guys did a fantastic job,” Harris said.