KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City officials say a fire that destroyed two vacant buildings Sunday is now considered suspicious.

According to KCFD, crews were called to the area of Corbin Terrace and Summit Street at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters could see smoke from the area from the stations.

Flames were shooting nearly 50 feet in the air at the homes near 44th and Summit, officials said. The blaze was so intense it melted cars, street signs and more in the area.

The fire started in one building that was under construction and spread to another. A development company was in the process of building both homes. FOX4 reached out for comment, but did not hear back Monday.

According to KCFD, the cause of the fire is now considered suspicious. The full cause of the fire is still under investigation.

No injuries were reported, but the damage and questions have neighbors on high alert.

“It’s upsetting, especially in my neighborhood. You don’t want to see any of these houses go down like that,” said Aaron Steinert, who lives directly behind the two burned homes. “I don’t know why someone would do something like that.”

Steinert had windows blown out at his home from the fire’s heat. Other neighbors had cars ruined, siding destroyed and street signs melted.

“It’s just pure chaos. It’s like a super hot burning fire. I didn’t really imagine (it would) kill my plants from this far away and actually set our house on fire as well,” Steinert said.

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