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Madison Co. fire identified as suspicious

The house was destroyed early Saturday morning. The house was destroyed early Saturday morning.

A Madison County assistant fire marshal reported that the fire that destroyed a house in Madison County Saturday has been identified as suspicious.

The assistant fire marshal said they found evidence of someone having gone in and out of the house at the intersection of Mount Lebanon Road and Stewart Road recently, even though the home has been technically abandoned for about ten years. No power was running to the house at the time.

Multiple fire departments responded to the fire after a Meridianville volunteer firefighter saw the flames around 3 a.m. The single-story home was completely destroyed in the fire, but no one was injured.

Fire officials found evidence of someone in the home, despite being vacant. A neighbor, who is he former owner's grandson, said he was unaware someone was staying in the home.

"That house meant to me all of our family history," said Darrell Stevenson. "My grandparents had the house built, and all of her kids were born there. Me and my siblings were raised there, and that's where our family started."

The fire marshal is still investigating this suspicious fire, and no official cause has been determined. This will be the 25th fire the fire marshal is still working on in Madison County.

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