RAW: Vacant house catches fire in east Harris County

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 11:36 AM

HOUSTON -- Arson is investigating after a vacant home caught fire in east Harris County.

Houston firefighters arrived to find a house fully engulfed in flames on Lear at McNair around 1 a.m.

They immediately went into defensive mode and fought the fire from the outside. The flames were so intense, it burned the trees around it, but firefighters eventually brought the situation under control.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The home was supposed to be unoccupied and had no electricity.

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