Cathryn Stanley/Barnesville Enterprise

The Barnesville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 518 N. Broadway St. on Thursday, Sept. 3. Fire Chief Bob Smith said the house had been vacant since December. Smith said the cause of the fire is suspicious and is still being investigated by the state fire Marshall.

Smith said the house will be torn down. Damage was also done to a nearby house at 522 N. Broadway, where the siding was melted. Fire fighters spent approximately three hours putting out the fire.