Temple Fire Marshal’s Office working multiple suspicious fires

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX & The Temple Fire Marshal’s Office) - The Temple Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating two recent house fires in East Temple as suspicious.

Sunday, Jan. 6, shortly before 3:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 512 East Avenue F.

While they were responding, smoke was seen coming from a nearby home at 517 East Avenue E.

The building at 512 East Avenue F received extensive damage and is a total loss.

Fire investigators have determined the fire started in the living room of the 512 residence.

Due to the extent of damage in the room, the cause of the blaze is ruled undetermined.

The building at 517 East Avenue E received fire, smoke and heat damage.

Both buildings were determined to be vacant.

Since November 30, 2018, the Fire Marshal’s Office determined six fires as suspicious.

House fires comprise five of the calls, and vehicle fires comprise one call.

The homes were vacant or being remodeled.

The fires are located throughout the city.