Waynesboro firefighters doused a “suspicious” house fire as quickly as it grew Thursday afternoon and stopped flames from reaching much of Greg Blosser’s home at 1427 Fifth St.|
Despite the quick response, a criminal investigation into the blaze is just beginning.
Investigators initially considered the fire accidental but discovered unidentified evidence late Thursday afternoon, said Capt. Kenny Hyden. Waynesboro detectives have picked up the case, he said.
Neighbors dialed 911 at 2:19 p.m. to report a porch fire which quickly cast flames high into the air, said neighbors Cody Dawson, 11, and Owen Hall, 10, who said their game of basketball was broken up by the smell of fire.
Neighbors said initial flames seemed to be coming from the front porch and nearby mulch.
Rescuers arrived within four minutes and knocked down the “main body” of the fire within four more, Hyden said.
Only “Mackie,” a pug dog, was inside when the fire began, and he emerged safe and ash-marked in the arms of firefighter Ryan Deola.
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