Two mobile homes located on Private Road 1317 just outside of Dublin in Le Sabre Estates were destroyed Wednesday afternoon by a raging fire.
Thick, black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky about 2:15 p.m. as area fire departments raced to the scene.
No injuries were reported.
Efrain Rodriguez lives in the estates and said both homes have been vacant for several months. He said he and his mother have witnessed a green pickup and a white pickup on the properties on several occasions and suspects metal was being taken from the homes to be sold.
On Wednesday morning, Rodriguez's mother said she saw the green pickup leave one of the homes, pulling something behind it.
Hours later, the house went up in flames.
Erath County Fire Marshal Steve Cole said the fire is under investigation.
The homeowners had not been identified at press time. Fire officials said they would work with Oncor and the Erath County Appraisal District to locate the owners.