Rome Police are investigating a house fire they believe might’ve been caused by arson.
Police reports indicate a fire broke-out at 12 Smith St. last Monday, fully engulfing the front portion of home in flames.
After battling the blaze, a Rome City Fire investigator found a possible originating point for the fire on the front porch, which led him to dial the police.
According to their initial investigation, the home’s owner was out of town at the time of the blaze, and had been for over a month.
Before she left, police say she turned off the power.
There are no witnesses or suspects in the case.