SUSPICIOUS FIRE: Des Moines Home Damaged

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Officials are calling a Tuesday morning fire that damaged a Des Moines family’s home suspicious.

Fire crews were called to the home at 3600 East 37th Street just after 4:00 a.m. When they arrived, they saw flames coming from the home’s exterior.

One adult and two kids were inside at the time, but they were able to get out safely thanks to a neighbor.

“A bystander is the one that came and knocked on the door and woke ‘em up, one of the neighbors, and that’s when she noticed one of her smoke detectors were going off, and they ran out the back door because that was their only means of escape,” says Lt. Roy Fonza with the Des Moines Fire Department.

No one was hurt in the fire. There was about $10,000 to $15,000 in damage done to the home.

Fire officials say it appears the fire began on a deck. They believe the fire is suspicious in nature.