Dilapidated Altus home catches fire

Dilapidated Altus home catches fire

ALTUS, OK (KSWO) -A fire destroyed a home in Altus.

The fire started just after 7 a.m. Friday at an abandoned home on the 500 block of South Benson. Fire investigators say the home was dilapidated and was set to be torn down anyway, so it's not considered a loss.

Firefighters don't know what caused the fire, but say a witness said they believed a homeless person was using the home.  No one was injured.

It took fire crews less than 15 minutes to put it out, but they stayed for a couple hours to put out hot spots.

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