ISHPEMING, MI-- A fire at an abandoned house in Ishpeming has been classified as arson.
The fire broke out at a building at 600 North First Street February 19.
City police say two juveniles have been identified as suspects. They allegedly lit a cardboard box with a lighter in the back of the house. The two tried to put out the fire until it got out of control, and they fled the scene.
The house was a total loss.
The Michigan State Police Fire Investigator and K-9 assisted Ishpeming police in the investigation.