Punta Gorda Police investigate possible arson

Punta Gorda Police are investigating a possible case of arson. The owner of a house in the Hope Ville Area told Police that he left the residence two weeks ago and went to Belize City. On Saturday night he got a call from one of his friends who informed him that the house was on fire. Fire personnel were able to put on the blaze in the bedroom, before it spread to the remainder of the house. The estimated damage caused by fire is $5,000. The owner says he suspects that someone intentionally set his home on fire.

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