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Tift County home burns to the ground

Bobbie Singh, Victim Bobbie Singh, Victim

A Tift County family is in shock after the home they've been building for nearly a year burned to the ground. Firefighters say the fire is suspicious, and the family thinks someone is targeting them.

The Singh family planned to move into their new home in a few months. They've endured several hardships recently, but this one is the worst.

The Singh family could do nothing today but watch the remains of the home they've been building for nearly a year on Upper Ty Ty Road smolder. The home caught fire around 2 this morning

"We got here and it's just mere devastation,” said Bobbie Singh. “We were in total shock."

Singh sent us this picture of the home that was 75 percent complete. This tragedy happened exactly four months after this tractor they used to clear the land for their new home was stolen. They've also had other equipment stolen.

"In the last couple of months, we've had some lumber go missing from here, we had two charcoal grills go missing,” said Singh.

Singh believes her family is being targeted.

"Whoever is doing this, they really need to stop,” said Singh. “We've never done anything to harm anyone."

The family built a shed to keep their items from being stolen and were planning to put up surveillance systems on their property today, but they say their plan was a day late.

"We're so upset today that we didn't do that, but again we were worried about small items going missing,” said Singh. “We weren't worried about a complete loss of home."

Even through tragedy, Singh says her family will rebuild.

"If they keep on doing it, we'll keep on rebuilding,” said Arjun Singh, Victim's son.

"I don't know who is doing this or why, but they will not stop us,” said Singh.

Arson investigators from the state Fire Marshal's office will be at the home tomorrow morning.

The Singh family plans to offer a reward, and the state will also offer a reward if they determine it is arson.

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