COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --A fire at an empty home in Franklinton is being called suspicious.

Arson investigators were going through the ruins of the home on Avondale Ave. following the fire, first reported around 4:30 Tuesday morning.

Homes close to the burning house were evacuated in case the flames spread.

A firefighter who complained of exhaustion was taken to the hospital to be checked out.  Other than that, there were no injuries.