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Arsonist burns mobile home belonging to veteran and disabled wife

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

A Veteran and his disabled wife are without a home after an arsonist burned their mobile home.

It happened Thursday morning at the home located off Dublin road, just off highway 80 in the Pooler city limits.

It's been a difficult weekend for the Fish family, as they gather what was spared by the fire, they try to comprehend why an arsonist set their parents mobile home ablaze on Thursday.

"My mom and dad are really giving people," said Paula Crapse. "I can't imagine who would want to do this to them. My dad works at home depot in Pooler and they are always willing to help others. We are here trying to clean and salvage what we can. They have lost a lot."

To make matters worse, their mother Linda Fish is currently in the hospital and was to return home tomorrow.

"She is going to go to my house and my brother and dad are staying in a hotel and the church is being very generous to cover that," said Crapse.

Investigators have not yet released who may have done this, but they did find a brick wrapped in cloth, which may have been used to ignite the blaze. Paula Crapse is just thankful her mother was not home when the house was set on fire.

"It was a blessing from above that on the 17th of January she was taken to Memorial and that is where she has been and she is still there from phenomena and complications with neuropathy, had she been home there is no there way she could have been out of the house as quickly as this fire spread," Crapse.

Now this former marine and his children are trying to move fast to find a safe and affordable place they can call home.

The family is planning on setting up an account at Wells Fargo where donations can be made. Stay with WTOC News as we will bring the latest on the investigation and ways you can help the family.

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