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      Some suspect arson in horse barn fire

      {}{}{}{} A barn fire that killed four horses in South Tuscaloosa County on Christmas Day may be the work of Arson.{} Sources tell ABC 33/40 that investigators including the State Fire Marshall are looking into the possibility that the blaze may have been intentionally set.

      {}{}{} The owners of the horses, Bob and Cathy Wood have rented the barn on{}Jug Factory Road{}to keep their beloved horses in for more than 10 years.{} "We loved them and when God's creation loves you back its blessing.{} We're really grieving over these horses," said a tearful Bob Wood as he walked through the burned out barn.

      {}{}{} ABC 33/40 is told a passerby notice flames coming from the barn Sunday (Christmas) around 3pm.{} He was able to pull two of the Wood's horses away from the flames but a Tennessee Walking horses, a ferejian, an Arabian and a mini (young) horse that was the life of Wood's grandson and wife.{} "Three of the horses were used in therapy.{} She had camps over here," Wood said.

      {}{}{}{} A son of the property owner, John Parker tells ABC 33/40 that surveillance cameras may have picked up video of someone canvassing the area shortly before the fire began but its not clear.

      {}{}{}Duncanville Volunteer and Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue worked the fire but it was fully involved when they arrived.{} The Wood family says the only electrical things running in the barn were a lamp and refrigerator.

      {}{} Mr. Wood says he's disturbed at the suspicion someone may have set the fire but says whatever happened can't bring their lovely horses back.{} "Its under investigation.{} We may never know.{} We gave them a good home here that's why they were in a barn on a cold rainy day like Christmas."