MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Investigators said there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding an arson fire in Mobile Saturday, March 30.
Fire investigators want to know who started it and why. The only thing that's certain is the couple who was renting the house is now homeless.
"It started at that window in that room," said Michelle Conner, who was renting the home.
Conner said she let her daughter, and her daughter's boyfriend move in two weeks ago because she wanted to help them until they could get their own place. Now, it's Conner and her husband who will have to find someplace to live.
Fire destroyed the house Conner has rented for five years, and the blaze started in the daughter's bedroom.
"When I got up the front room on the right hand side was in flames, and the only thing I know that we was woken up by fire," Conner said.
Fire investigators said a domestic issue led to what they're calling first-degree arson.
"The only thing I know is my daughter and boyfriend was in the room, and the next thing I know they was telling me it was fire," Conner said.
The boyfriend was injured in the fire and taken to USA Medical Center. Conner said her daughter disappeared right after the fire.
"They going to keep him at least for three days. Right now, I don't know where my daughter at, because I don't know if she scared or anything happened to her. She haven't called, and I really what her to get in touch with me to let me know if she ok or not, because they're still investigating," she said.
Conner said the boyfriend was in the hospital in January after he was shot while riding his bicycle. He was caught on surveillance video at an nearby convenience store where he went for help.
The injured boyfriend was listed in fair condition Sunday in the USA Burn Unit.
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