4 fires reported on rural Guadalupe County property

Fire Marshal investigates multiple fires at same address

Author: Myra Arthur, Reporter, Anchor, marthur@ksat.com
Published On: Sep 05 2012 06:18:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 05 2012 06:40:56 PM CDT

A home with three adults and two children inside caught fire Monday morning at 15800 State Highway 123 just outside of Seguin.

“The residents called 911 saying they smelled smoke,” said County Fire Investigator Greg Huston. “They all got out of the residence and noticed the back of the house was on fire.”

The fire rekindled roughly 10 hours later that day.

But Monday was not the first time firefighters rushed to that address.

The Guadalupe County Fire Marshall says there have been four fires reported on the property.

In July, an empty camper went up in flames. A trash pile also caught fire around the same time.

A man who lives in another house on the property said that an electrical box also caught fire.

The man is now taking care of the property after his parents' death. He says a family member was living in the house when it burned.

The fires are enough for him to raise questions, he says.

“I can't say there's anything suspicious about it at this point,” said Huston. “But it is a high number of fires to have on one property."

The cause of the house fire remains under investigation.

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