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“Coordination between our police agency,”
Nearly a month after a blaze destroyed an abandoned mobile home on Pearsall’s west side; three juveniles will face arson charges.
Volunteer firefighters were dispatched Tuesday, July 20, to the home on Brazos Street to find a trailer house fully engulfed in flames.
Pearsall police officers immediately began an investigation into the cause of the fire after learning that the home had been abandoned for several years.
According to Pearsall Police Chief Humberto Torralba II, a recent investigation into a theft case provided officers with a lead regarding the arson on Brazos Street.
The local criminal investigation division and the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s office determined the fire had been started in the living room of the mobile home.
The three juveniles reportedly admitted during a police interview that they had started the fire.
They were each charged on Thursday, August 12, with one count of arson.
“I appreciate the investigation coordination between our police agency, the volunteer firefighters and the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s office,” the police chief said. “It resulted in serious criminal charges.”