PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Fire investigators say someone intentionally started an early morning fire in Punta Gorda.
A neighbor heard their dogs barking, went outside to check on them, and saw the blaze at a house off Oil Well Road. Investigators say no one was inside at the time.
The State Fire Marshal's office tells WINK News they are investigating this as arson and for a burglary.
This is the same house deputies and animal control officers were called to last April. That's when they arrested Pablo Cauz for animal abuse and drug charges.