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Vacant Home Catches Fire In Merkel, Investigation Continues

MERKEL, TX-Police are still investigating what caused a fire in Merkel late Saturday morning. Its believed to be arson.
MERKEL, TX-Police are still investigating what caused a fire in Merkel late Saturday morning. Its believed to be arson.

At around 11 a.m., Merkel Police responded to calls of a house fire on the corner of South 2nd & Manchester. There's no word on what started the fire, but according to reports, the house has been vacant for years.

Neighbors say they've seen people on the property within the past week, but no one was seen today.

The Tye Fire Department responded to the calls and showed up to assist.


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