Fire destroys vacant Ormond Beach home

Blaze at vacant home comes days after suspicious fires in Daytona Beach

By Daniel Dahm - Managing Editor --

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - A fire broke out early Friday at a vacant home in Ormond Beach, days after several suspicious blazes erupted in Daytona Beach.

It's not known if the fires are connected, but the latest blaze started around 2:30 a.m. at 67 Ocean Shore Boulevard near Granada Boulevard.

A fire official told Local 6 that a caretaker lives in a carriage house on property and called 911 after seeing smoke and flames.

He said the home is used about three months each year by a family that lives in the northeast.  Electricity to the home was turned off, a fire official said.

Firefighters encountered flames in the basement when they arrived, said officials, who added that they then battled the blaze from the outside.

Firefighters said it's not yet known if the fire is suspicious, but the state fire marshal will investigate the cause of the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

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