AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry say the Texas Governor's Mansion is fully restored.
The mansion was reopened for reporters and special guests on Wednesday after it was nearly destroyed by a 2008 fire started by an unidentified arsonist.
Perry's family moved out in 2007 for a $10 million renovation project. Police say the fire was started after an unknown arsonist threw a Molotov cocktail onto the front porch. The historic furniture and art work collection were not damaged because they had already been removed. No one was injured.
The restoration cost $25 million and took more than four years to complete. The project includes a new roof and repairs to the exterior. Part of the restoration project focused on enhancing security, including installing a new surveillance system.
Click on the image on the right to see other pictures from the mansion
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