Fire at strip center possibly sparked by burglar

A southeast Houston strip center was torched overnight, possibly by a burglar, according to officials. (John Mizwa)

August 25, 2011 4:38:42 AM PDT
Firefighters were called to a fire at a strip center on the southeast side early this morning.

The call came in around 3:30am that a business was on fire off the Gulf Freeway at Edgebrook. When crews got there, they made a fast attack and were able to get the fire out.

The business that was on fire was a tile company and firefighters say there are signs the business was burglarized before it caught fire.

An arson team is now investigating.

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