By Thomas Lord

A suspicious fire broke out today behind 1246 and 1248 Ashby Avenue near Mabel Street. A section of Asbhy was shut down at around 2:30 as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

A fence, a shed and a parked trailer were destroyed in the fire.  A nearby tree was heavily scorched and police say the fire spread to the roof of the apartment building at 1246 Ashby.

A neighbor on the scene commented that “a bunch of kids playing around” started the fire. The police have indicated that they believe it was started by a group of young men.  Preliminary reports are that the fire started at a fence and spread from there.

No injuries were reported.

Photos: Thomas Lord.

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