UPDATE -- 10/6/16 A Terre Haute Fire Department investigation has determined the cause of the Lighthouse Mission fire that occurred Sept. 30 is arson.
The Terre Haute Fire Department is investigating an early morning fire at homeless shelter.
Approximately 50 men were evacuated from the Lighthouse Mission at 14th Street and Wabash Avenue at about 3:30 a.m.
Terre Haute Police Department Public Information Officer Ryan Adamson reported that Wabash Avenue was closed for several hours while crews worked the scene of the five story brick structure.
By 9:30 a..m., Wabash Avenue was reopened to traffic, however some surrounding side roads remain closed as fire crews remain at the scene. Smoke is still seen coming from the rear of the building, where significant damage was observed. No injuries were reported in the blaze.
The shelter had announced it would be closing soon, earlier this month.
A theft suspect was caught on video during the morning of Sept. 22, just before allegedly stealing property from a northside residence.
The Terre Haute Police Department is investigating the incident that occurred just after 4 a.m. in the 800 block of North Fifth Street.
"A male suspect was caught on video taking bolt cutters out of a duffel bag, which he used to cut a lock just off camera. The suspect then stole items from the victim and fled the area," Sgt. Michael Ellerman said.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the theft suspect. The video has been released by the THPD and can be viewed below.
Anyone that can positively identify the suspect in this case is asked to call the Terre Haute Police Department at 812-238-1661 or Crimes Stoppers at 812-238-STOP.
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