Early-morning fire destroys house on Harding Street

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed an empty house at 2306 Harding St. on April 2.

A police officer spotted the fire, and firefighters responded at 4:01 a.m.

Firefighters found the house fully involved. The fire had spread quickly throughout the structure, which was apparently open, with walls removed for remodeling.

They found an open door, and investigators determined the fire was suspicious. No injuries were reported.

The property is owned by Brad Newport, according to the fire report.

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded with two engines, its aerial truck and five support vehicles along with 20 firefighters.