Assistant Anniston Fire Chief Chris Collins said in a press release that the home was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.
Collins said Wednesday that investigators were unable determine the cause of the fire Tuesday due to the extensive amount of damage.
“The interior was ravaged,” he said.
Residents living on Old County Road 109 told police Tuesday that the home was unoccupied at the time of the fire, and they believed it had been repossessed by the state, according to Anniston police Capt. Allen George.
Both George and Collins said the incident is still under investigation. If the fire was intentional, any suspect could face a felony charge of second-degree arson, according to a police report.
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