Friday fire suspected arson

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies are investigating a Friday morning fire on Coon Ridge Road as an arson.

Hillsville and Galax fire departments and Carroll Fire Rescue were dispatched to the residence after multiple calls came in from cell phones to Twin County E-911 at around 11:15 a.m.

It quickly became apparent that the circumstances around the fire were suspicious. Investigator Shannon Goad noted that two individuals knocked on the door at 186 Coon Ridge and then fought with the woman that was at home.

"We've got a victim that was laying in the floor," the investigator said. "She's okay. She had a struggle with the people who came to the door."

The victim could not identify the suspects, Goad said. Deputies will try to figure out who the suspects were.

There was no report of a suspect vehicle.

The investigator waited until firefighters from Hillsville and Galax responded to put out the blaze before attempting to figure out how the fire started.

More details will be posted as they become available.