Press release provided by Isanti County Sheriff’s Office:
The caller was a realtor who had come to the property to show the house to a prospective buyer. Deputies and Cambridge Fire Department arrived and found that a fire had been started in the basement of the home but had smothered itself out.
The smoke from the fire caused extensive damage to the inside of the vacant home. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office and Cambridge Fire Department have declared this to be an act of arson.
Anyone with information on this fire are urged to call the Arson Hotline at 1-800-723-2020 or the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line 763-691-2426.