Firefighters: Vacant House Fire Intentional

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:30am

EL PASO - Fire Investigators suspect a fire in a vacant house is a case of arson.

The fire started at 569 Gallagher St. in the Lower Valley at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday.  21 firefighters responded to the fire after someone called police from a cell phone.

Firefighters reported seeing heavy smoke coming form the left side of the home.  They were able to control the flames within 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Firefighters have ruled that it was intentionally set.

The home was vacant.  No one was injured.

Damages are estimated at $5,000.

 

 

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