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Arson Suspected In Pittsboro Fire

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PITTSBORO — The State Bureau of Investigation now suspects arson is the cause of an early morningfire in Chatham County that forced about two dozen people from their residence.

The blaze started around 1:30 a.m. at the Summerfield Assisted Livinghome in Pittsboro.

Investigators say the fire started in the laundry room and spread tothe attic.

Officials say everyone was evacuated safely, but heavy smoke andwater damage preventedresidents from going back inside.

The evacuated residents were relocated to a nearby communitycenter and have now been moved to a sister facility in Graham.

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Ericka Lewis, Reporter
Julie Moos, Web Editor

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