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3.6.04

Burglars set garage fire

Investigators believe a devastating fire could have been the work of arsonists.

Friday night firefighters scrambled to put out the flames. It started in a two-story garage on Clay Street off Princess Place Drive in Wilmington. The owners weren't home at the time of the blaze, but neighbors say someone was there. A witness saw two teenagers running out of the garage with boxes in their hands just before it went up in smoke.

When fire officials arrived on the scene they said they smelled gasoline.

Family members don't know why someone would do this to them. However they wish the burglars would have just taken the boxes, instead of leaving them with nothing.

Investigators have no suspects. Family members say they won't rest until they find out who started this blaze.

Reported By: Maggie Alexander

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