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Beaumont house fire believed to be arson

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A spokesperson for Beaumont Fire Rescue said Thursday that a fire reported around 9 a.m. appears to have been deliberately set.

Firefighters responded to the fire shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. The house, located at 1495 Pipkin Street, had flames shooting from a window when they arrived. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire.

The house was vacant at the time of the fire and there were no utilities connected.

The fire department spokesperson said the fire started in a bedroom of the home and evidence points to arson.

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