INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Fire officials are investigating after a house erupted in flames on the near south side of Indianapolis.
Firefighters were called to the 100 block of Hoefgen Street around 1:30 a.m. when they found a house with the roof on fire.
The flames had already spread to a surrounding tree.
Fire officials say the house was vacant and no one was injured.
Damage is estimated at $40,000.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The fire chief on scene says neighbors called 911 about a man breaking into cars about an hour before the fire.
It is unclear if the events are connected.