Fire on Avenue B in Beaumont

Fire on Avenue B in Beaumont

Firefighters in Beaumont battled a residential blaze on July 31 that was apparently the result of arson, Beaumont Fire Resuce reports.

According to a news release, shortly after 1:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue suppression units responded to the report of a structure fire at in the 900 block of Avenue B. When firefighters arrived, they found a residential structure with fire in one exterior wall and spreading to the attic.

Firefighters were able to quickly control the fire with minimal damage. The family of seven living at the residence was able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived. Red Cross was called to assist the family.

The fire appears to have been intentionally set on the exterior of the house. There is no suspect information at this time, and the investigation is continuing.