An early morning fire completely destroyed a home on the corner of Claas Road and Ranch Road Tuesday morning in Menomonee Falls.
Firefighters on the scene reported evidence that could indicate foul play.
The Menomonee Falls Fire Department responded to the fire at roughly 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. A witness on the scene reported flames shooting out from the roof of the home at W136N6870 Claas Rd., and first responders confirmed the home was engulfed by the time they arrived.
Radio traffic from the scene indicated that no occupants were in the home at the time of the fire. A witness on the scene, who also made the call, is a local resident in the neighborhood and was on her way home from work. She believed the home was foreclosed and the family had moved out over summer, and she also said no one was home at the time.
According to AOL Real Estate, the home was not for sale and had a value of $207,000.
Radio reports from the scene indicate that firefighters found evidence of forced entry that may have occurred prior to the fire starting.
Firefighters were still on the scene at 1:50 a.m., but most of the homes remained dark throughout the ordeal. These are all early reports, so check Menomonee Falls Patch later Tuesday for more details about the fire as they are released by authorities.