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Posted: Jun 20, 2014 6:15 PM

Updated: Jun 20, 2014 6:16 PM

WESLACO - Authorities are investigating a fire at a vacant house in Weslaco.

The owner, Raul Leal, said he was getting the house ready for a new tenant. Leal said he arrived at the house on De los Santos Street and Texas Blvd. to find it filled with smoke. He saw flames shooting out of a bedroom.

"I went to get the water hose, but it was all damaged. I got a can - about three or four cans of water - (and) splashed them all over (the fire)," Leal said.

Leal doused the flames. Weslaco fire and police investigators now are trying to find out who broke into the house and set the fire.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Weslaco Crime Stoppers at 956-968-8477.

Topics: raul leal, weslaco, arson, investigation

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