Posted at: 09/08/2012 1:27 PM
| Updated at: 09/08/2012 11:24 PM
By: Beth Wurtmann
TROY - Arson teams scoured the charred structure at 846-4th Avenue Saturday, which investigators said is the latest blaze in a string of suspicious fires since early July.
The two-alarm fire broke out around 4-am in a vacant home in a residential Lansingburgh neighborhood, across the street from Testo's Restaurant.
Troy Fire Chief Tom Garrett said it appeared to have started in the 2nd-floor in the back of the home, which had been repossessed by a bank. It took crews about an hour to knock down.
A State Fire K-9 dog was brought in the home to sniff for ignitable liquids and other clues.
Garrett said the fire is suspicious in origin, but he's not sure if it's related to a dozen or so other fires in Troy in recent months.