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Officials say arson might have been fire's cause

1/27/2014

ELLIS --  Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed an abandoned home Saturday evening in Ellis near 610 Washington.

ELLIS --  Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed an abandoned home Saturday evening in Ellis near 610 Washington.

The Ellis Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene at approximately 11 p.m., said Taft Yates, Ellis police chief. The fire was extinguished quickly, and the structure was not connected to any utilities.

The state fire marshal is investigating the incident because of the possibility of arson.