Martins Ferry authorities said a fire that broke out at an abandoned house on Jefferson Avenue Sunday morning is the result of arson.
Martins Ferry Fire Chief, Mike Reese, said the home has sat vacant for several years and there were no utilities connected to the house.
When fire officials arrived at the scene Sunday they found the basement door was open.
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