In Hammond, firefighters spent about two-hours at the scene of an abandoned home in the 800 block of Sibley Street on Sunday morning. Fire Chief Jeff Smith says they were called out before 3am, and at this time, the cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation. Chief Smith says when crews arrived they noticed the back of the home was engulfed in flames, and that this incident follows another vacant house fire on April 1st, about two-blocks west of this incident. Chief Smith says the house, which was boarded up at the time of the fire, was a total loss and that all utilities had been shut off.
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