Arson fire in Islamorada

Deputies responded to a fire in Islamorada Sunday afternoon. Firefighters who extinguished the blaze said there were definite indications of arson.

The home, located on West Plaza Granada on Lower Matecumbe Key, had minimal damage. Firefighters told Deputy Martin Digrius it looked like someone set three separate fires inside. They said all the doors and windows had been left either open or unlocked. There were bottles of alcohol left throughout the house.

The owner, who lives in Hialeah, was contacted and notified about the fire. He said he last visited the property a month ago and locked the doors and windows when he left. He said he did not leave the bottles of alcohol inside. He said the house is currently in foreclosure and is for sale and he has not made a payment on it in over a year.

The fire marshal responded and will be investigating the case.

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