Arson suspected in Manatee house fire

Herald Staff ReportMarch 25, 2014 

A fire was reported late Monday in a vacant home in the 3000 block of 12th Street Court East.

No one was inside the house when deputies arrived at 9:30 p.m., according to a Manatee sheriff's report. The fire was contained to one room.

A person of interest was seen by the residence, and seen in the area when the fire department was putting the fire out, the report stated. This person is someone of interest in past arson cases.

The Manatee fire marshall was on the scene to assist, and collected some evidence.

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