Arson is defined as the intentional starting of a fire or causing an explosion that damages or destroys property. In addressing arson, Texas law includes distinctions of intent as well as property or damages involved, however, all arson is classified as a felony.

Most fires or explosions in Texas will be investigated. Both local investigators and the Fire Marshal’s Office will be looking for possible causes. They will look for witnesses and possible motives behind the crime if basic accidents are ruled out. If investigators determine a person deliberately started a fire or caused an explosion, arson criminal charges will be filed.

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