Broad Street house fire

Jon Andreassi/Observer-Reporter

A house on Broad Street in Washington that was the scene of a fire early Monday.

Washington police are investigating a potential arson that took place early Monday morning on Broad Street at an abandoned house.

Police were dispatched to 679 Broad St. about 4:50 a.m., according to a police report.

There were flames on the first floor and smoke coming from a second-story window.

Washington Fire Department posted on Facebook that the fire was quickly under control.

The fire department told police that “there were multiple points of attempted ignition.”

There is a notice on the front door that states the house is being put up for tax sale.

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