Cleveland Fire Department officials are involved in two investigations of suspected arson, including one of the homes being burglarized prior to a fire.
According to Lt. Donnie Sullivan, fire and arson investigator for CFD, firefighters responded to Beaty Road this morning and found a home engulfed in flames.
Sullivan said reports indicated the rear and side areas of the home were affected.
The home was totally gutted.
According to Sullivan’s initial investigation, he learned the home had been vacant during the weekend.
A loss estimate was not immediately available.
Friday morning, CFD firefighters responded to 941 Black Fox Road and battled a blaze.
Officials discovered a burglary had occurred at the residence owned by Russell Kelley.
Damage was assessed at an estimated $40,000.
Sullivan said both incidents remain under investigation.
- Cleveland Police are in charge of an investigation regarding vandalism to a truck owned by a local salvage company.
According to an initial offense report filed by officer Brett Taylor, the 18-wheel dump truck rig was parked at an Inman Street address.
Air lines, tires, hydraulic levers and the lens covers on the dash gauges had been damaged, according to Mike Hodnett, owner of the business.
The 1995 White Freightliner reportedly had damage of at least $1,000.
The case was turned over to Criminal Investigations Division detective Walter Mitchell.