SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — State fire officials are investigating a small-but-suspicious fire that broke out on the grounds of the California governor’s mansion.

State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant said in a statement Monday that investigators are seeking information from the public for help with the blaze that burned a small metal cart and damaged the outside of the carriage house at the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento.

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Berlant said the fire did not reach the mansion itself and was already out by the time a park ranger discovered it Sunday afternoon. Berlant says investigators found several exploded butane and propane canisters nearby.


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The mansion grounds are closed for renovation, and no staffers were there.

Gov. Jerry Brown doesn’t live at the mansion. He lives in a private home in the Oakland Hills.

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