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Updated: 01/11/2014 08:00:03AM

Officials investigating suspicious house fire

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

Charlotte County Fire/EMS, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Fire Marshal were investigating a house fire Friday in Port Charlotte because firefighters thought the incident was suspicious. The state fire marshal had not ruled on the cause of the fire Friday afternoon. No one was hurt.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

Officials say a fire at this Port Charlotte home was so hot that a glow could be seen from afar, despite no flames reaching the roof. Responders determined the incident to be suspicious, so the Florida Fire Marshal and Charlotte County Sheriff's Office were called in to investigate.

By ADAM KREGER

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PORT CHARLOTTE — State and local law enforcement officers are investigating an early-morning house fire in Port Charlotte after local firefighters thought the incident seemed suspicious, according to the Charlotte County Fire/EMS spokeswoman Dee Hawkins-Garland.

At 6:42 a.m. Friday, Charlotte County Fire/EMS responded to a house fire at 3382 Middletown St., which is directly across from the intersection of Middletown and Buffalo Avenue.

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