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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas state officials say a four-alarm fire has caused "catastrophic" damage to the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin.

Governor's spokesman Robert Black says said no one was inside the 150-year-old home when the fire began shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. He says the cause is not yet known.

The mansion had been undergoing a $10 million renovation and Gov. Rick Perry and his wife had moved out last fall.

Black says the damage to the mansion "is extraordinary, bordering on catastrophic."

He says more than 100 firefighters are at the scene and the roof of the mansion is very unstable.
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  -Fire destroys Texas governor's mansion babylonsister  Jun-08-08 10:05 AM   #0 
  - Here's some video from KVUE  Gman   Jun-08-08 10:14 AM   #1 
  - Governor's Mansion heavily damaged by suspected arson  PaDUer   Jun-08-08 12:07 PM   #16 
  - Damn!  WolverineDG   Jun-08-08 10:15 AM   #2 
  - Oh no!! That is terrible.  Libby2   Jun-08-08 10:21 AM   #3 
  - I was a tour guide at the Texas Governor's Mansion from 1998 - 2001  LucyParsons   Jun-08-08 10:24 AM   #4 
  - Beautiful building. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-08-08 10:53 AM   #7 
  - Thankfully the artworks and heirlooms had been removed  Bob Dobbs   Jun-08-08 10:39 AM   #5 
  - Is it wrong for me to be suspicious...  ColbertWatcher   Jun-08-08 10:52 AM   #6 
  - I think the Mansion was pretty much empty, due to the ongoing renovations  LucyParsons   Jun-08-08 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Is it wrong to be suspicious  musette_sf   Jun-08-08 12:55 PM   #17 
     - I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just asking a question, but...  ColbertWatcher   Jun-08-08 07:45 PM   #23 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-08-08 11:13 AM   #9 
  - Pity. n/t  rucky   Jun-08-08 11:33 AM   #10 
  - Oh man. How can you ever replace something like that?  jmowreader   Jun-08-08 11:39 AM   #11 
  - Some of the responses in this thread are digusting. Some Governors of Texas you obviously forgot:  LucyParsons   Jun-08-08 11:49 AM   #12 
  - That's sad, that's the people's house.  chimpsrsmarter   Jun-08-08 11:50 AM   #13 
  - Amen.  LucyParsons   Jun-08-08 11:53 AM   #14 
  - Arson.  lonestarnot   Jun-08-08 12:00 PM   #15 
  - I hope all are safe,  laylah   Jun-08-08 01:33 PM   #18 
  - Fire marshal says Texas Governor's Mansion blaze appears deliberate  tammywammy   Jun-08-08 02:34 PM   #19 
  - Very sad.  Mugu   Jun-08-08 02:38 PM   #20 
  - noooo!  GloriaSmith   Jun-08-08 02:43 PM   #21 
  - Bush Karma with a delayed fuse.  Husb2Sparkly   Jun-08-08 03:34 PM   #22 
  - I really loved that building.  Lone_Star_Dem   Jun-08-08 07:47 PM   #24 
  - Regardless of the current and most recent inhabitants, the mansion is a gorgeous building.  GOPisEvil   Jun-08-08 07:50 PM   #25 

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