Update: Vacant house fire in Parkersburg ruled as arson

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Firefighters say a vacant home on 24th Street in Parkersburg that caught fire Tuesday is a case of arson.

Fire Chief Jason Matthews says there are suspects they're investigating. Neighbors told firefighters they saw at least one person running from the house before the fire started.

Firefighters say it started in the back of the home on the second floor.

No one was injured in a fire that damaged a vacant home near Parkersburg High School on Tuesday.

According to the Wood County 911 Center, a 2-story home at 1026 24th Street in Parkersburg caught fire just after 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday.

The home was vacant at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported from the fire.

Firefighters are still on scene working to fully extinguish the blaze.

We'll update this story as we get new details, on WTAP News on-air and at TheNewsCenter.tv.

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