Investigators suspect an arsonist is responsible for the fire that destroyed a recently vacated Provo house.
Dispatchers received a call about the fire at 2:28 a.m. Sunday. Firefighters arrived at 1284 S. State Street to find the house "well involved," according to a Provo Police Department news release.
Firefighters from four stations aggressively attacked the flames, but the fire was able to travel through spaces in the roof because of several modifications to the house, according to the release. They finally extinguished the fire just after 7 a.m., and while "it didn't burn completely down, the roof burned off… it's pretty much a total loss," said Provo Fire Battalion Chief Jeremy Headman.