By JOSH NEWTON
TAHLEQUAH — Tahlequah and Gideon fire departments responded to Hilltop Circle, north of Tahlequah, just after 2 a.m. Wednesday when a vacant home caught fire.
The blaze destroyed the home and is now being investigated as arson.
Tahlequah Fire Chief Ray Hammons said the fire appears suspicious because no one was living in the home and no utilities were connected.
Both departments were on the scene for several hours.