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Suspicious fire on Sans Souci Island

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Waterloo Fire Department is investigating a suspicious fire at an abandoned home on Sans Souci Island.

Crews were called to 118 Sans Souci Drive just before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

They say the fire was contained to the first floor of the abandoned, flood damaged home.

Firefighters were forced to battle the blaze from the outside due to the potentially unsafe conditions inside the home.

"You know going in after the flood and that you don't know if the floors are rotted out. With the smoke conditions and visibility it is pretty dangerous for our guys to go in to fight fires in buildings like this," said Battalion Chief Mike Junk.

The city fire marshall is planning to investigate the fire.

The homes on the island were bought by the city after the floods of 2008 and are slated to be demolished.

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