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Clearwater house catches fire twice in 2 days

4:30 PM, Jun 15, 2013   |    comments
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities now say they suspect arson may be to blame after two fires broke out at a southwest Florida home in two days.

Clearwater Fire and Rescue first responded to a fire at the two-story home on Thursday night. It took about 20 minutes to put out the blaze and both occupants were able to escape without injuries.

The home, which was built in 1926, was destroyed. Authorities initially said that fire was caused by electrical problems but said Saturday both fires were being investigated as arson.

Fire rescue officials returned to the home Saturday morning to put out a second fire on the upper portion of the house.


Associated Press

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