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Authorities investigating near northwest side house fire as arson

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Investigators believe a house fire on the near northwest side was intentionally set.

Crews were dispatched to the vacant home in the 1000 block of Roache Street shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday. It was reportedly under control by around 9:28 p.m.

Fire officials say the blaze caused an estimated $15,000 in damage and the house was a total loss.

Anyone with information regarding the apparent arson is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 717-262-TIPS.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.