Investigators probe second fire at Wallkill home

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Investigators are calling the second fire in two months at a vacant Wallkill home suspicious.

Neighbors reported smoke pouring from the home at Karen Drive on Monday evening. Two firemen suffered minor injuries battling the fire that left the house boarded up.Wallkill police and the Orange County Arson Task Force are still investigating a suspicious fire that took place at the residence in December.Wallkill police say they want to question the homeowner, who they say owes back taxes and is nowhere to be found. Police believe he is in the Newark, N.J. area, but say he uses several aliases. They think his real name and age is Rick Bell, 46.

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