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ARSON: Chief says beachfront home was intentionally set on fire

Long Beach Fire Chief Mike Brown said the massive fire is being investagated as an arson despite there being no evidence of gasoline or another accelerant being used.  (Photo source: WLOX) Long Beach Fire Chief Mike Brown said the massive fire is being investagated as an arson despite there being no evidence of gasoline or another accelerant being used. (Photo source: WLOX)
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

Investigators in Long Beach now believe a fire that reduced a house to rubble earlier this month was intentionally set. 

Long Beach Fire Chief Mike Brown said the massive fire is being investigated as an arson despite there being no evidence of gasoline or another accelerant being used. 

The home at 920 East Beach Blvd. is just east of USM's Gulf Park campus. It was still under construction, so luckily no one was inside at the time of the fire. It took firefighters from both Long Beach and Gulfport to bring the blaze under control. 

Officials are specifically looking for anyone who may have seen something at the build site between 5:15 and 5:30am on October 5, 2016. If you have any information, call the Long Beach Police Department at (228) 863-4513 or the Long Beach Fire Department at (228) 863-7292. 

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