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Fire department says Petersville fire 'suspicious'

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A fire that destroyed a one-story, ranch-style home in Petersville early Tuesday morning appears to be suspicious in nature, said Clay Township Fire Chief Doyle Morgan.

The 2:54 a.m. blaze at 2917 Randall Court is under investigation by Columbus Fire Department investigator Matt Noblitt, Morgan said.

"When we got there, it was pretty well fully-engulfed," Morgan said. The house was at the end of a cul-de-sac on Petersville's northeast side.

The fire may have originated in the kitchen, but there was no electric service to the home, Morgan said.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's Republic.

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