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Lufkin fire marshal: Cause of fire that destroyed home on Keltys Street still unknown

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The cause of a fire that destroyed a house in the 1100 block of Keltys Street late Monday night has been ruled undetermined, according to a Lufkin fire marshal.

Lufkin City Fire Marshal Keith Cole said they ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined because the house was so badly burned it was tough to figure exactly where the fire started.

Cole said when he talked to someone who lived in the home, they admitted that they were burning candles, and one of them could have possibly fallen over after they left.

The house was deemed a total loss after Lufkin firefighters got the blaze under control.

Sometime before 11:00 p.m. Monday, Lufkin firefighters from three stations were called to the 1100 block of Keltys Street, near the intersection of Glenn Avenue.

No one was inside the house at the time, according to Battalion Chief Leefran Skelton.

Firefighters at the scene said no electric meter was attached to the house. However, they were told someone was living there.

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