Lynchburg house catches on fire twice in two days

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) The Lynchburg Fire Department was called to the 1700 block of Miller Drive Thursday morning for the second time in two days.

A vacant home caught on fire Tuesday night. About 36 hours later, a neighbor called to report flames again just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Captain Kenny Turner said he has no reason to believe that the fire was caused by anything other than a rekindle, however he also said that it is extremely rare for a fire to rekindle 36 hours after the original fire.

"I would tend to say this is likely a rekindle, but there again it is so rare to have a rekindle 36 hours later," said Turner. "We are going to look at all causes just to make sure."

Turner said the best course of action is to tear down the vacant home. Building officials called a construction company to demolish the house Thursday.

The cause of both fires are under investigation.