Palm Bay house fire ruled ‘suspicious’ after items found in yard

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PALM BAY, Fla. – Authorities in Palm Bay are investigating a suspicious house fire after household items were taken from the home before it went up in flames.

No injuries were reported in the fire, which broke out around 10 p.m. on Emerson Drive.

Firefighters said belongings from the home were scattered in the front yard and then the house was set ablaze.

Officials later said the resident had been evicted.

“It’s kind of suspicious that they were evicted and within hours the place builds up into flames,” said Russ Romines, who lives next door with his wife, Dawn.