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String Of Binghamton House Fires Being Investigated As "Suspicious"

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Residents of Livingston Street woke up to flames shooting out of #8, a vacant house diagonally across from St. John's School. This blaze has now been added to a list of what fire officials are calling "suspicious" fires in vacant houses across the City of Binghamton.

Firefighters say they responded to the call around 3am on Wednesday morning. The house is considered a total loss, charred from the ground up. 

Captain Timothy O'Neill says this is the third house fire in the City of Binghamton in a span of 6 and a half hours. All were vacant. The other two fires were on Tudor and Susquehanna Streets. O'Neill says last week's fire on Columbus Park East is also part of this investigation.


There was also a house fire in a vacant home on Schubert Street Monday morning. There is no word yet on whether this fire is also part of the investigation.

UPDATE: 8 Livingston Street has been knocked down after the city deemed the structure unsafe.