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House fire near local elementary school deemed ‘suspicious’

Waco fire officials are investigating a possibly suspicious fire that damaged a home Tuesday...
Waco fire officials are investigating a possibly suspicious fire that damaged a home Tuesday morning.(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 8:16 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco fire officials are investigating a possibly suspicious fire that damaged a home Tuesday morning.

According to Lt. Keith Guillory, fire crews responded to a fire on Ramada Drive, not far from Hewitt Elementary School, around 5:15 Tuesday morning.

Lt. Guillory said flames were visible when the first engine arrived, but the fire was under control by just after 5:30 a.m.

Officials said no one was home at the time of the fire, and it is under investigation as a possible arson. The fire department said three rooms sustained fire damage, and there is smoke damage throughout the entire home.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

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