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Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

Crews battle a house fire for several hours in Pax

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Pax, Fayette County - A house burnt for several hours last night in Pax before fire crews could put it out.

Officials say nobody lived in the home that was located on Paint Street.

The Pax Fire Department's assistant Chief, John Lovelace, said that arson looked to be the cause.

"Because nobody lives here and there's no way it could have been an electrical fire, so we think somebody set it," he said.

Some Pax residents said that when houses catch on fire like this they are left worried for their own home.

"It crosses my mind a lot, we've had a house burn down just down the block and luckily the family got out in time. It's terrible the way people do things anymore," Shane Bibey said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.