Investigators with the Beaumont Fire Department suspect arson as the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to the garage of a home in the 2300 block of Gladys Street in Beaumont during the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25.
Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded at approximately 6:36 p.m. When firefighters arrived, they found a garage behind a residence fully involved by fire. While firefighters were extinguishing the fire in the detached garage, additional crews checked the house and found the homeowner still asleep inside. Firefighters were able to evacuate the homeowner without injury.
The cause of the fire appears to be deliberate, and the investigation is continuing.