South Aberdeen fire deemed suspicious

A house fire on the 1000 block of Stockwell Street in South Aberdeen yesterday is being called suspicious, and Aberdeen Police have begun assisting in the investigation.

Firefighters responded at about 12:40 a.m. yesterday and quickly got the fire under control. The fire burned through the attic and destroyed a small section of the roof, and Aberdeen Fire reports the home was about 25 percent damaged by the fire. They reported smoke damage throughout the entire home. The estimated damage for the house and its contents is about $65,000.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to call 533-3180 or the tip line at 538-4450.