Family Was Renovating Home That Burned In Suspected Arson

One family is devastated following the string of suspected arson fires in Beaufort and Washington counties.

A young family was renovating the Washington County home on Highway 32 South in Plymouth, and is now left with ashes and questions.

Darlene Whitehead says her family has been renovating the home since August and planned to move there soon. She says the fire is especially heartbreaking because they didn't have homeowners insurance. She says she received the deed to the home in the mail just hours after she found out it had burned down.

The Washington County and Beaufort County Sheriff's Offices are working together to determine if all five fires overnight Tuesday are connected.

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  • by Concerned Location: Huntersbridge on Mar 8, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    To the Annonymous. I reckon you never had to struggle and cut every corner you can to be able to get in your own house. My heart goes out to these people for all the work they did. I know I,ve been there. Keep your negative thoughts out of this because you don,t know what you would do in the same situation and the same circumstance. God bless people who try to better themselves.
  • by Annonymous Location: Plymouth on Mar 1, 2011 at 01:17 PM
    Who in their right mind would purchase a home and not home owners insurance? I thought home owners insurance was a must before you signed on the dotted line to purchase and/or obtain a mortgage?
  • by response Location: Washington County on Mar 1, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    Citizen, very few live in this area if any! Kane, You know about the acid to the face. Sweet. Country Mouse, if you only knew this lady.
  • by lawman Location: Plymouth on Mar 1, 2011 at 05:07 AM
    If you only knew this lady like we do in washington county!
  • by e. on Feb 28, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    to any: jordan rose isnt even in the state. perhaps you shouldnt put blame on people unless you know for sure its true.
  • by any. Location: any. on Feb 25, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    JORDAN ROSE that is all i am going to say
  • by TOM on Feb 25, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    it does not matter how many black families are in this area. . .this lady has had a major setback and hopefully the community should come together and help her.
  • by country mouse on Feb 25, 2011 at 03:14 AM
    This is so sad. A woman working hard to provide for herself and her children and some low life has destroyed their dream. I hope the community will reach out to help this well spoken, hard working young woman and her children.
  • by kane Location: wash. co. on Feb 24, 2011 at 11:19 PM
    i guess this lady feels like acid has been thrown in her face!!
  • by citizen on Feb 24, 2011 at 11:15 PM
    how many black families live in this area of 32? just wondering?

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