A fire began at the west Anniston house around 4 a.m. Thursday, and police and firefighters responded to the scene shortly after. A preliminary investigation indicated that the fire was started in multiple areas of the home, causing fire investigators to suspect that someone intentionally tried to burn it down.
The 43-year-old woman who lives at the house was not injured in the fire, police said.
Lt. Rocky Stemen said the arson may be related to a domestic dispute between the homeowner and a relative but declined to elaborate.
Investigators had few leads on suspects Friday, and the extent of the house damage was unclear.