Colbert firefighters call destructive house fire 'suspicious'

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COLBERT, Okla. (KXII) -- A house fire Friday shuts down U.S. Highway 75 and destroys a South River Road home.

A house fire Friday shuts down U.S. Highway 75 and destroys a South River Road home.

Firefighters said they consider the fire suspicious.

The fire started about 4 p.m., and when firefighters arrived, the attic and back rooms were on fire, and the flames eventually spread throughout the structure.

Homeowner Lucien Hines said he had left the house a couple of hours before he got the call about the fire.

Colbert Fire Chief Jonathan Horn said they are calling it suspicious due to the circumstance. He said he could not elaborate.

The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate.



 
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