Firefighter hurt in suspicious blaze

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

SOUTHGATE, KY (FOX19) -- Firefighters in Southgate spent much of the night on the scene of a house fire.

Flames broke out around 2 a.m. at a vacant home on Walnut Street.

The smell was so strong that people in Newport, a mile and a half away, called it in.

A firefighter had to be treated for heat exhaustion, but is expected to be OK.

Investigators have not released a cause of the fire, but say it is suspicious.