Flash: Fire on Ashby on Friday Afternoon

By Thomas Lord
Friday May 21, 2010 - 04:52:00 PM
Thomas Lord
Thomas Lord
Thomas Lord
Thomas Lord

A suspicious fire broke out today behind 1246 and 1248 Ashby.  

Ashby Avenue was shut down around 2:30 as firefighters worked to contain the blaze. 

Destroyed in the fire were a fence, a shed, and a parked trailer.  

A nearby tree was heavily scorched and, although it was quickly contained, the fire spread to the roof of the apartment building at 1246 Ashby, police said. 

A neighbor on the scene commented that "a bunch of kids playing around" started the fire. Police indicated that they believe it was a group of young men. Preliminary reports are that the fire started at a fence and spread from there to the adjacent shed, tree, trailer, and apartment rooftop. 

No injuries were reported.