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Pasco officials investigate possible arson at home of man arrested for sexual battery of 7YO girl

Posted at 2:53 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 14:53:46-04

The Pasco County Fire Rescue believes they are on the lookout for a potential arsonist.

Crews responded to a fully involved residential fire at the home of a man arrested for sexual battery on a 7-year-old girl last month. 

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The Fire Rescue team arrived on scene around 6:07 a.m. to combat the mobile home fire. 

According to the report, no occupants were at home during the fire. Additionally, no injuries were reported. 

Shawn Whited, the Division Chief, says the fire was intentionally set and a joint investigation between the Pasco County Fire Marshall and Pasco Sheriffs is underway. 

At this time, there are no further updates.