Deputies say Ohatchee fire may have been arson
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
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Calhoun County deputies are investigating a recent fire in an Ohatchee home as possible arson, Sheriff’s Office officials said Wednesday.

The fire occurred at a home on the 500 block of Grayton Road South at 9:15 p.m. No one was injured in the blaze.

Lt. Jon Garlick with the Sheriff’s Office said the 48-year-old homeowner had been at his neighbor’s house when his daughter told him his house was on fire.

The victim was able to safely put the fire out with a hose before firefighters and deputies arrived, Garlick said.

Garlick said that during the investigation, firefighters discovered an accelerant was used to start the fire. A report from the office said $800 worth of damage had been done to the home.

No suspect had been identified as of Wednesday, Garlick said. Any suspect could face charges of first-degree arson, a felony, according to a sheriff’s report.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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