At least two people had to be rescued after a fire broke out at a home Sunday in Norwood.
The fire started around 3:45 a.m. near the intersection of Lawn Avenue and Silver Street. Eight families have been displaced due to the fire.
Smoke and heavy flames could be seen shooting out of the building.
Two residents had to be rescued through a window.
The investigation is ongoing, officials said, but they described the fire as suspicious.
Norwood Fire investigator Joseph Jones said evidence of accelerants was discovered in the fire scene. "We found multiple points that we believe are ignition points. We brought in an arson canine. The arson canine indicated multiple points, so we took those into evidence," Jones said.
Latesha Stallworth described the heavy smoke and flames that woke her and her neighbors.
"I noticed the building was on fire. You could barely see it because the smoke was so thick," said Stallworth.
Stallworth quickly helped her neighbors, who may have been left with nothing.