JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire Thursday morning in the 100 Block of Hess Way.
"First arriving companies reported a large amount of fire from the rear of the structure," said assistant chief Tim Grace. "It was determined that this was a vacant home that was boarded up from previous fire damage."
Grace said the fire is considered suspicious and is being investigated by the fire department and Jefferson City police.
A total of 15 firefighters, two EMS paramedics and at least one JCPD officer responded to the scene.
One firefighter was treated for a "heat-related issue," according to Grace.