A fire that destroyed a vacant home in Bordeaux early Sunday morning is being investigated as arson.
When crews arrived, large flames were shooting through the roof of the home in the 3200 block of Mexico Drive around 3:30 a.m.
A hole had to be cut in the roof in order to ventilate the home for the safety of responding firefighters.
Officials told News 2 the residence was vacant, by the front door was ajar when they arrived.
George Hickey, the district fire chief, said the fire is being investigated as arson.
“We're feeling, at this point, that someone went into the basement area and used an accelerant from one end of the house to the other,” said Chief Hickey.
He added it was a “bear to put out” since there were multiple ignition points.
The amount of accelerant made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the flames.
Chief Hickey also stated live power lines were popping, making the fire more hazardous. NES crews were called to the scene to cut the power.
The fire rekindled several hours later, but crews were quick to extinguish it again.
The investigation is ongoing.