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Incendiary investigation in progress after the house of the accuser of Roy Moore burns down



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Updated on January 6, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. EST

A fire investigation is underway after the Alabama house of one of the women who accused former Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore of inappropriate behavior was burned. The Etowah County Premeditated Task Force confirmed that it is investigating the Gadsen fire and speaking with a person of interest. Authorities say there is no indication that the fire was related to Moore or the woman's accusations.

According to local news outlet AL.com, Tina Johnson's house caught fire on Wednesday while she and her husband were at work and his grandson was in school. Johnson and his family said they lost everything they had.

"I'm devastated, just devastated," Johnson told the news shop. "We have clothes on our backs"

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The fire at Tina Johnson's home in Etowah County, Alabama, is under investigation.

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Johnson and his neighbor Kevin Tallant told AL.com that other neighbors saw a young man who has a history of poisoning walking around the house at the time of the fire, and local authorities said they were talking to a suspect. [19659003] "The ongoing investigation does not lead us to believe that the fire is related to Roy Moore or the accusations against him," the Etowah County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

  Republican candidate for the US Senate Moore speaks to his night party of choice in Montgomery, Alabama

Republican candidate for the United States Senate Roy Moore

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Johnson accused Moore of fondling his ass in 1991, when she was 28 years old and was visiting his law firm. Moore was already married at that time.

"He did not pinch it, he grabbed it", Johnson told AL.com in November.

Moore was also accused of improperly touching underage women, including a 14-year-old boy and another 16-year-old when he was 30 years old.

Moore lost the election in the heavily red state to Democrat Doug Jones in December, but refused to concede .

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