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Still no arrests 5 years after Governor's Mansion fire

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It took an estimated 2 million gallons of water and 100 firefighters to put out the fire that nearly swallowed a piece of Texas history.

Just feet from the lawn of the State Capitol, the Texas Governor’s Mansion went up in flames in June of 2008.

Investigators later determine it as the work of an arsonist, but they have yet to make an arrest, despite this video released three years after the attack.

A DPS task force led by the Texas Rangers reviewed 900 of hours of footage from 11 different cameras.

Texas's first lady, Anita Perry, established a fund to help preserve the mansion, raising $3.5 million from private citizens. That and $21.5 million approved by Texas lawmakers ensured the oldest continuously occupied governor’s mansion west of the Mississippi would rise from the ashes.

Officials have yet to arrest the arsonist.

Earlier this year, security was loosened for some visitors at the mansion. Lawmakers are no longer required to submit to background checks each time they enter the governor's mansion.

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