Battle Creek Fire Marshal Quincy Jones began his investigations Saturday after two early morning structure fires, including one at a vacant house he called suspicious.

That fire was reported at 3:31 a.m. at 51 Blanch St. Firefighters said they found fire in the first and second floors of the house.

A back door was open but firefighters had to remove boards from windows to fight the blaze. Damage was estimated at $32,000. Officials do not know who owns the property.

Earlier, firefighters were called to a garage fire the home of Emily Metzger at 151 N. Union St.

Firefighters found the detached garage in flames and said the building and a vehicle inside were destroyed. Damage was estimated at $40,000.

No injuries were reported in either fire.

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