Officials Investigating Suspicious Fire at Home of Johnny Manziel's Grandfather
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Officials Investigating Suspicious Fire at Home of Johnny Manziel’s Grandfather

TYLER, TX. — A home obliterated by a fire in Tyler, Tx. early Wednesday morning belongs to family members of NFL quarterback and Texas native, Johnny Manziel, according to Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks.


The Whitehouse Fire Department responded to the fire on Lake Tyler around 1:30 a.m.

Brooks said by the time the fire was called in, the home was already fully involved.

Firefighters said that nobody was inside of the home at the time of the fire. The home belongs to Paul Manziel, Johnny Manziel’s grandfather.

Fire crews from Whitehouse, Flint Gresham and Chapel Hill responded, as well as the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. According to Brooks, the fire is suspicious in nature. They are investigating it thoroughly.

Arson investigators from the State Fire Marshals office are being called in to do a search on the residence. Arson canines will also be called.

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