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**THUNDERSTORMS TO THE NORTH MOVING SOUTH/SOUTHWEST**
Complex of storms moving rapidly SSW across NE Texas and NW Louisiana, these may hold together long enough to affect parts of the area tonight. Upper Low to our east has been weakening and has put on the brakes thanks to the ridge of High pressure aloft ...
Fire damages Beaumont home
BEAUMONT - Fire investigators say the cause of a blaze that damaged a Beaumont home Thursday is yet to be determined but they have a theory.
Investigators say a plumber was working earlier in the house in the 1300 block of Howell Street before the fire, and Beaumont Fire Captain Brad Pennison says he believes a spark from a plumber's welding tools may have smouldered after the plumber left and eventually caused the fire that spread to other parts of the home.
The owners of the house say they have not lived in the home for several months.
Investigators say no one was in the home at the time of the fire. The homeowners say they moved into another home down the street in September, but still had possessions in the home that caught fire.