Home destroyed by fire was burglarized, cause still undetermined
March 17, 2011 at 6 p.m.
Updated March 16, 2011 at 10:17 p.m.
State Fire Marshal Hotline: 1-877-4-FIRE-45
County Fire Marshal's Office: 361-579-9103
The county fire marshal is seeking help determining the cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home in the 100 block of Leonard Avenue in Bloomington at about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Victoria County Fire Marshal Ron Pray said he has put up signs around Bloomington urging people who may have information about the fire to call the 24-hour, anonymous State Fire Marshal Hotline.
According to an incident report in the Victoria County Sheriff's Office, the same mobile home was burglarized Monday. A jewelry box valued at $100 and pieces of jewelry totaling $5,650 were reported missing.
Pray said investigators are trying to cover all their bases before making a ruling on the fire that destroyed the home Frank and Alice Licerio had lived in for 40 years.
"We have several possibilities, but we're going to make sure we look at everything before we come up with a determination," he said.
Licerio said the home was not insured.