Damage was estimated at $80,000 in a suspicious fire in a vacant house at 131 59th St. early Sunday, fire officials said. The fire also did $1,000 exposure damage to the neighboring home of James and Colleen Caprio at 127 59th St.
The blaze in the vacant 2 1/2 -story house erupted at 2 a.m. Officer Keith Shaw was told by a neighbor that he heard an explosion coming from the dwelling. Fire officials said the cause is under investigation, but the house was completely destroyed, and its remains were demolished Sunday morning. The building's owner was listed as Daniel Harrigan.