COACHELLA, Calif. - Firefighters contained a fire in an unoccupied home early Thursday morning.
CalFire / Riverside County Firefighters were called to the 53000 block of Calle Camacho at 3:08 a.m. Thursday to reports of a residential structure fire.
The 1,200 square foot, single story, single-family home was well-involved in fire.
Nobody was hurt.
Neighbors and firefighters say the house was abandoned. Nobody lived there.
The fire spread to the home's sub-flooring, making it difficult for the 23 firefighters to put out.
The fire was declared contained at 3:45 a.m.
Investigators had not yet determined the fire's cause but said it was considered suspicious in nature.
Squatters had been a problem at the home and had broken into it several times, according to neighbors.
There was no immediate damage estimate provided.
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