ODESSA, Texas (AP) An arson fire damaged the Odessa home where former President Bush and his family lived during the late 1940s early Thursday, authorities said.
The home sits behind the Presidential Museum and Leadership Library in Odessa and was rented by George H.W. and Barbara Bush when they lived there. The house was moved from its original nearby location to the museum's campus in 2004, officials said.
Odessa Fire Marshal Detra White said it's not clear how the 3 a.m. fire was set. Museum administrator Lettie England said the damage, mostly to the front-porch area of the green-shingled house, can be repaired.
"They didn't burn the house down," England said.