Lufkin fire officials still waiting on forensic test results on Burke fire

BURKE, TX (KTRE) - Although Lufkin fire officials are still waiting on the results of forensic tests from the State Fire Marshall's Office, the fire that gutted a mobile home just outside the Lufkin city limits on Aug. 20 is still considered to be strongly suspicious.

Based on the evidence collected thus far, there are many red flags that leads them to believe it's an arson and right now they are investigating it as an arson until it can be proven otherwise, according to Lufkin City Fire Marshal Steve McCool.

It could take several weeks to get the forensic evidence back from the state fire marshal's office.

Lufkin fire crews responded to a mobile home fire just outside the city limits early the morning of Aug. 20. No one was injured in the fire.

McCool said the exact cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

Lufkin fire crews responded to the mobile home blaze at 6192 U.S. Highway 59 at approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. McCool said no one was home, which is located behind a storage facility, when the fire started.

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