Several months ago, a man who lives next door to a vacant residence at 920 Sycamore St. said he saw several people standing near the back of the house, so he asked them to leave.
On Saturday morning, that same house caught fire that caused about $50,000 in damages, according to Capt. Joe Stamper of the Hamilton Fire Department.
Hamilton firefighters were dispatched to the two-story residence at 4 a.m. Saturday on a report of a structure fire. A few minutes earlier, Alan Miranda, who lives next door in the 300 block of East Avenue, said his mother woke him up, and since she doesn’t speak English, she asked him to call 911.
When Miranda looked out of his house, he saw the fire trucks arriving.
Flames were shooting from the rear of the structure and heavy smoke was seen from the windows on the first and second floors, Hamilton firefighters said.
No one was injured in the fire, according to Stamper.
Miranda said he has lived in the area for one year, and the home has been vacant since then.
Hamilton firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire, Stamper said.
The home, built in 1899, is owned by Vintage Homes of Ohio LTD in West Chester Twp., according to the Butler County Auditor’s office. The property was sold for $19,000 on Aug. 1, 2008 and is valued at $40,170, according to the auditor’s office.
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