UPDATE:

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Erica Johnson was at work when she got the news her home was on fire, with her oldest daughter inside. First responders arrived on the scene at Cathy Lou Rd, packed the street, and immediately began working to put the fire out.

Johnson’s daughter and her three friends, who were in the home at the time of the fire, made it out safely with no injuries, but Johnson believes this fire was no accident.

She says the fire allegedly began in the front bedroom of the home, where there was no heater that could’ve started it. The flames spread throughout the house leading police and the landlord to believe the home may be a total loss.

Johnson was devastated to see her home charred and ruined and to find some of her Christmas presents had to been burned to ash.

Despite what she believes, investigators are still looking into what happened and how the fire started, but they do believe arson is a possibility. They have no new information at this time, as the case is still under investigation.

Stay with WDHN for more updates.


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan Fire Department and investigators are on the scene of a possible arson attempt at home, Dothan fire confirmed.

At around 2 p.m. on Monday, Dothan fire was called to the scene of a house fire in the 3000 Block of Cathy Lou Road. Four people were inside of the home at the time but were able to escape uninjured.

The fire is being investigated as possible arson.

The home may be a total loss, according to a Dothan policeman on the scene.

This is still an active investigation. Stay with WDHN News for updates.