Home Goes Up In Flames

POSTED: Friday, March 6, 2009 - 7:36pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

We showed you dramatic footage of a house fire that sparked in Brownsville overnight. Friday crews are back in the area searching to find out what caused the fire.
We are told by the Brownsville Fire Marshall the home belongs to a local surgeon. Brownsville fire crews arrived around 9:30 Thursday to a home off Acacia Lake, and fought the furious flames until around 2:30 in the morning.

A total of six fire trucks and around 20 fire fighters fought the fire. The owner was not in the home at the time but his wife and grand daughter were. They were able to get out of the home safely. An electrician on scene tells us the fire may have started by a short circuit. Insurance agents were on scene to assess the damage. The fire Marshall tells us it may be in the hundreds of thousands. We are told that the doctor had a indoor swimming pool and movie theatre all damaged by the fire.

This investigation should take several days to determine the cause.

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