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State Fire Marshal investigates Cordele suspicious fire

Dorothy Glasco returned home to find her house on fire. Dorothy Glasco returned home to find her house on fire.
Crisp County Fire Chief Augusta Telfair Crisp County Fire Chief Augusta Telfair
CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Dorothy Glasco sat with her mother on Monday, as her house next door serves as a sad reminder of what happened on Friday afternoon.

"He said that your house is on fire and I said 'what?' and I told my mom 'come on come on, come on, we got to go back. We got to go back to the house,'" Glasco recalled.

When she got home, she found her house on fire and windows broken out, the black smoke staining the cinder block house.

She doesn't remember leaving a stove or oven on when she left to run errands.

"I didn't leave no stove or nothing on. So somebody had to do it on purpose," said Glasco.

Firefighters also realized something was odd about the fire shortly after extinguishing it around 1 p.m. Friday.

"They noticed there was (sic) two points of origin. One in the bedroom area where a bed had burned and a single chair in the living room that had burned," said Cordele Fire Chief Augusta Telfair.

Both of those places were far from any appliances or electrical source.

"Any time there is (sic) two points of origin, that's a suspicious fire," said Telfair.

Detectives are waiting for the fire marshal to check out the remains.

"I don't understand why someone.. I don't fool with nobody in the neighborhood. I keep to myself. I always have," said Glasco.

She and three of her grandchildren looked for a place to stay on Monday. They said they want to rebuild.

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