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HOUSE FIRE LEAVES FAMILY OF 7 HOMELESS

A suspicious house fire in Mt. Pleasant late Thursday morning has left a family of seven homeless.
The two-and-half bedroom wood-frame house was completely destroyed in the blaze, which may have been set by burglars, said St. Croix Fire Chief Roberto Santos.
Santos said arson investigators determined that a door to the house, home to two adults and five children, had been pried open prior to the fire and are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
"The structure was a wood structure. It was totally destroyed inside," Santos said. "There’s nothing much of value inside. They’ll have to bring it back from the ground up."
Because of the severity of the damage, Fire Services called in the American Red Cross to assist the family.

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A suspicious house fire in Mt. Pleasant late Thursday morning has left a family of seven homeless.
The two-and-half bedroom wood-frame house was completely destroyed in the blaze, which may have been set by burglars, said St. Croix Fire Chief Roberto Santos.
Santos said arson investigators determined that a door to the house, home to two adults and five children, had been pried open prior to the fire and are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
"The structure was a wood structure. It was totally destroyed inside," Santos said. "There’s nothing much of value inside. They’ll have to bring it back from the ground up."
Because of the severity of the damage, Fire Services called in the American Red Cross to assist the family.