Officials probing suspicious Granite Shoals fire

GRANITE SHOALS — The state Fire Marshal’s Office is probing a suspicious fire that destroyed a vacant manufactured home early Wednesday. The blaze in the 1300 block of Kings Circle was reported about 4 a.m., said Marble Falls Fire Marshal Johnny Caraway.

Caraway said state investigators have been asked to determine the cause of the blaze.

Firefighters from Granite Shoals and Marble Falls discovered a single-wide mobile home engulfed by flames when they arrived.

“It doesn’t look to be accidental,” Caraway told The Daily Tribune Wednesday. “The home wasn’t inhabited, and there was no electricity.”

Caraway said there were no injuries in the fire.

What caused the blaze remains under investigation, he added.

Neighbors reported seeing several people around the vacant house in the days leading up to the fire.

“I seen one guy one night go in there,” neighbor Joe Rodriguez said. “Other than that, your guess is as good as mine.”

Caraway said investigators have few theories on how the blaze began.

“It may have just been kids goofing off, or a transient person staying in there,” he said.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080.

chris@thepicayune.com

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