Shortly after 10:00 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported structure fire at 1303 Johns. When firefighters arrived, they found a vacant dwelling heavily involved with fire. Firefighters made a defensive attack and controlled the fire within 20 minutes. The house was vacant with no utilities connected and the fire appears to be deliberate. One firefighter sustained an injury to an arm. He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information about this fire or any of the other recent fires should call the Fire Marshal’s office at
409-880-3905 or Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS.