HFD called for third time in six months to home in southeast Houston

Arson division is investigating

HOUSTON – A house in southeast Houston was destroyed Thursday by a fire.

Officials said the Houston Fire Department had been called to the home on Boykin at Marleen three times in six months.

Firefighters were called Thursday just before 3 a.m. They found heavy smoke and flames coming from the side of the home near the garage.

No one was home at the time of the fire, officials said.

According to investigators, the residents were not living at the home, because in January, a truck that was in the driveway was set on fire, and the residents reported receiving death threats in the past. However, officials said that the residents were planning to move back.

No injuries were reported.

The fire had extensive damage, including a partial roof collapse, firefighters said.

The HFD arson division is investigating the fire.

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