Fire Marshal: Arson house fire injures 2 in Splendora

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 19, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 20 at 6:14 PM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A juvenile suspect faces arson charges after a house fire injured two residents early Sunday in Splendora, fire officials said.

According to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office, New Caney firefighters responded to a house fire on Oak Lawn Drive just before 1 a.m. When NCFD arrived, they found smoke throughout the home and quickly brought the fire under control.

Two residents of the home were transported by Montgomery County Hospital District with non-life threatening burn injuries.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies and Splendora police officers secured the scene and were soon joined by an Investigator from the Fire Marshal’s Office.

During the course of the investigation, the deputy fire marshal determined that the fire had been intentionally set using gasoline and was able to identify the person who set the fire.

The suspect is a teenage juvenile and charges are pending at this time. Investigators have determined that the juvenile acted alone in setting the fire.

Investigators are still looking into the motive behind this arson fire.

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