Monday, December 13, 2004
Sunnyside Police Department investigators are calling the house fire early last Friday morning at the corner of NW Crescent Avenue and Buena Vista an arson.
According to Sunnyside Police Department Sgt. Jose Trevino, who is a certified fire and arson investigator with the National Fire Academy, evidence has been found and collected that indicates the fire was incinerary. The evidence is being sent to the state crime lab.
The owners of the house, Adolfo and Candy Cisneros, were not home when the blaze began at about 4 a.m. Friday morning, but rather staying with family in Sunnyside. Trevino said detectives are looking into why the family wasn't at home at the time the fire started.
The family had left a 1990s model Lexus in the car garage, which was destroyed by the fire.
According to Trevino, the fire is believed to have begun near the back door of the garage.
"It (the garage) was pretty much all consumed in the fire," said Trevino.
The flames spread into the main living portion of the house, eating away a path of destruction.
Although Trevino said he is still trying to determine how hot the fire burned, he said that most structure fires where wood is the main component burn 2,000 degrees or hotter.
"It was pretty hot," he added.
The police do not have any suspects at this time.