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1 behind bars; Arson investigation underway in Raleigh County

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Firefighters battled cold temperatures Saturday night fighting a fire.

Now an arson investigation is underway. State Troopers told 59News this is the result of an ongoing fight between neighboring families.

When our 59News crews arrived to the home on Old Grandview Road, State Police Troopers were in the middle of questioning a juvenile eye-witness on the scene.

While they are thankful no was injured, Trooper R.A. Marsh explains the fire is a result of a long-time feud between 2 families.

"It was a confrontation between two families. It started back in early December. Even adults do childish thing and as you can see this was obviously a childish thing that was done and now we have a family that doesn't have a home," Trooper Marsh said.

By following up on tips from the public on suspects, State Police was able to make the swift arrest of Pamela Tyree. While one is behind bars, State Police troopers still have a couple more loose ends to tie together.

"We have a few more people to speak with as far as potential witnesses go. We have to consult with the prosecution and give them all the facts that surround the case and then we will wait on their decision as far as how to proceed," he said.

After State Police Troopers conclude their investigation, the State Fire Marshall will begin his.

"We will contact the Fire Marshall and hopefully his information will be the same as what we have been provided with as far as information goes," Marsh told us.

While the investigation is ongoing, Marsh finds it gratifying to be closing a case.

"Its very rewarding for myself and my peers and for the victims involved," he said.

Trooper Marsh tells 59News the family does have place to stay. He said they owned the home but did not live in it at the time of the fire.