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19. Fire marshal says Texas Governor's Mansion blaze appears deliberate
Fire marshal says Texas Governor's Mansion blaze appears deliberate

02:20 PM CDT on Sunday, June 8, 2008

By CHRISTY HOPPE and EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN A pre-dawn fire that nearly destroyed the Texas Governors Mansion appears to have been intentionally set.

State Fire Marshal Paul Maldonado said Sunday that investigators have evidence that an arsonist targeted the 152-year-old building. They have made no arrests, and dont have a suspect.

An official close to the investigation said agents determined the fire was a criminal act after reviewing footage from security cameras. A national response team from the U.S. Department of Justice arrives Monday to help dig through the wreckage for clues.

No one was injured in the four-alarm blaze, which engulfed the historic landmark and sent orange flames billowing from the front door and second story terrace.


The pictures look horrible. This is very sad
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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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