- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton’s childhood home has reopened, seven months after the historic structure was intentionally damaged by fire.

The home Clinton lived in for the first four years of his life with his mother and maternal grandparents reopened Saturday.

The Christmas Day fire was ruled arson by police and damaged the back of the house, including parts of the exterior, pantry and a second-floor bathroom.

The Texarkana Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2amlkyZ ) that siding, drywall and wallpaper were replaced. Site Superintendent Tarona Armstrong says nothing was lost in the early morning fire.

The home was designated a National Historic Site in 2011 and is maintained by the National Park Service, which is leading the arson investigation. No arrests have been made.



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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, https://www.texarkanagazette.com

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