Garage fire may have been arson

Nov. 2, 2009

A fire that broke out in the garage of a foreclosed home on Halloween is under investigation as a possible arson.

According to Wauwatosa police:

Firefighters responded to a fire in a detached two-car garage in the 7500 block of West Wright Street at 11:50 a.m. Saturday. Damage was contained to a corner of the garage.

A gas can had been found in the garage and there were signs of accelerant inside the structure.

The house has been vacant since the owner died a few years ago. A realty company has been managing the property, which is in foreclosure.

A Wauwatosa resident, who was bicycling with his daughter in the neighborhood, saw the smoke and flames and called 911.

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