UPDATE: Authorities believe fire intentionally set on Sioux City's west side
Crews ventilated the roof of a red-tagged home at 411 West Street to fight a fire.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Investigators believe someone intentionally set a Sioux City house on fire late Saturday night.
Crews arrived at 411 West Street around 10:45p.m. The red-tagged home, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. No one was inside the vacant home.
Authorities say utilities had been shut off for several years.
The home was on the city's demolition list, and was expected to be torn down in the next couple of weeks.
It took about half an hour to get the fire under control. Firefighters broke a hole in the roof to ventilate the home.
"Pulled up, didn't see anything at West Fourth and West. Looked to the north and saw this structure at 411 West 4th with flames coming out of the second story windows," said Brad Robinson, assistant fire chief for Sioux City Fire & Rescue.
Anyone with information on this fire is asked to call the Sioux City fire department.