‘Suspicious activity’ reported before mobile home fire

No one was inside when the home caught on fire. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

No one was inside when the home caught on fire. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

UPDATE

The Marble Falls fire marshal on June 7 charged a Temple man with arson in connection with the mobile home fire. Adam Tijerina, 51, was initially arrested June 6 by Marble Falls police on a public intoxication charge at another location but now faces the additional arson charge. He remains in the Burnet County Jail.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed an unoccupied modular home, where investigators received a report of “suspicious activity” on the property before the blaze, Marble Falls officials say.

The fire, initially reported by nearby residents, happened at about 8:30 p.m. June 6 in the 1200 block of Third Street.

“Crews made a very quick exterior attack and were able to knock the fire down,” Marble Falls Fire Rescue Chief Russell Sander said. “The home did suffer extensive fire damage.”

Crews took about 16 minutes to snuff out the blaze, he said.

No one was inside when the home caught on fire. Staff photo by Connie Swinney
No one was inside when the home caught on fire. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

“There was nobody inside, and nobody was injured. It appears that the house had occupants at one time. It’s unclear if anybody was occupying the home at one time,” Sander said. “There was reported suspicious activity immediately before the fire.”

The Marble Falls fire marshal and police are investigating.

Assisting agencies were the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department, Granite Shoals Fire Rescue and the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department.

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