MOULTRIE — Suspected arson of vacant houses continues in Moultrie with firefighters responding to the latest incident Sunday morning.

The Moultrie Fire Department was called to a vacant house twice Sunday morning to extinguish flames. The fires are being investigated as being intentionally set by an unknown person.

The Moultrie Fire Department’s report said firefighters were called to 516 Second Court N.W. at 4:46 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, a pile of scrap wood was on fire beside the house but was not immediately threatening the house.

As firefighters attempted to put out that blaze, reports said radiant heat from the fire ignited part of the house. The fire was under control by 5:28 a.m. Sunday, but there was minor fire damage to the house’s exterior and an interior window near the scrap pile.

Firefighters left the scene and returned to the station after extinguishing the fire and checking the house for other damages, reports said. The rear of the house had been demolished, and the remainder of the house was scheduled to be demolished.

Reports said firefighters were called back to the house at 6:11 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor, Elbert Scott, saw the house on fire. When firefighters arrived, there was a small fire in the floor of the front doorway.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire by 7:35 a.m. Sunday, and reports said the fire did not cause any serious damage. The cause of the fire was unknown, but firefighters found clothing that had been put in the doorway had been set on fire.

Moultrie Fire Department Assistant Chief Lamar Plymel said this fire is the fourth vacant house set on fire in Moultrie in the last six weeks. The fire is being investigated by the Moultrie Fire Department, the Moultrie Police Department and the state Fire Marshall’s office.

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