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State Fire Marshal Says Governor Mansion Fire was Arson

AUSTIN (AP) - Investigators say they have video footage of a suspect standing in front of the Governor's Mansion, igniting an object and throwing it onto the porch of the historic landmark setting off a blaze that damaged much of the building.

State Fire Marshal Paul Maldonado says the on site investigation into the weekend fire has concluded. Arson has been confirmed as the cause.  

Officials have not yet identified the suspect, but are working to enhance video surveillance footage. Maldonado says investigators also are following up on several other leads in the case.  

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