Benton Harbor fire officials still haven't determined the cause of a strange house fire Monday morning. 41-year old Darnell Mendenhall was awoken shortly after 7:30, the front and back of his house was on fire. Mendenhall ran down the stairs, which were engulfed in flames, and out the front door. Officials say there were two separate fires, one near the front door and one near the back. Crews were at the High Street house until noon. The actual cause is still being investigated. Some of Mendenhall's hair was singed but he was otherwise unharmed. Fire officials have ruled out a natural cause such as an electrical problem or appliance malfunction. Arson isn't out of the question.
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