MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Officials are investigating a massive house fire at the home of Marshall County Superintendent Cindy Wigley as a possible home invasion.
Wigley’s home, located on Wesley Chapel Road, caught fire on Friday and despite fire crews’ efforts, the home was ruled a total loss.
In a statement made on Facebook Sunday night, Wigley said:
Thank you to everyone for all of your love and support. We haven’t been able to respond to each one of you but we will in time.
God puts people in your life for a reason- family, friends, and acquaintances. We are so thankful he has blessed us with each one of you. A special thanks to everyone who has made efforts for us to have necessities, offered their homes and support of any kind. There are not enough words to describe our appreciation.
There is evil in this world that we will never understand. What is greater is the love we have felt from all over Marshall County and the State of Alabama. We love you all.
Thank you for your continued prayers.Marshall County Superintendent Cindy Saye Wigley
The scene on Saturday showed the home mostly reduced to smoldering rubble.
“They’re working it right now,” Marshall County Sheriff Phil Sims told News 19. “They’re out there working the scene with the fire marshals and the arson task force. We don’t know anything beyond that right now.”
Neighbors told News 19 off-camera they’re sad at the possibility that someone “would target a family who always helped others.”
The agencies responding to the blaze included the Sheriff’s Office, Douglas Police Department, the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office, and later, the Marshall County Arson Task Force.