Neighbors believe someone torched an abandoned recreation vehicle parked at a vacant Binghamton house.
The blaze occurred at 43 Morgan Road on the city's South Side, just across the street from Ross Park Zoo.
A nearby resident reported the fire erupted around 8:30 a.m. Friday. Fire department duty chief Sam Santoni said it was extinguished in about ten minutes. No injuries were reported.
Santoni said the heat of the fire caused some damage to the siding on the garage at the residence.
Binghamton police detective Captain Cory Minor said the fire was suspicious and was under investigation.
A nearby resident spotted a man in the area of the vehicle around the time of the fire. He was last seen walking east on Morgan Road.
Neighbors told WNBF News the RV had been left in an unusual position outside the house at Morgan Road and Spurr Avenue on November 2. They said the abandoned vehicle was reported to the city code enforcement department the following day.
The inspection sticker in the vehicle's window expired in August 2016. There were no plates on the vehicle.
The house had been vacant for years. Property records show it was acquired by David Wiggins in August 2019 for $19,500.
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