2 TEENS INJURED IN FIRE TUSCALOOSA AUTHORITIES CALL SUSPICIOUS

Two people were injured this morning in a fire the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit has deemed suspicious.

The blaze started around 4 a.m. at a home on Sipsey Valley Road North in Buhl. When the Sipsey Valley Volunteer Fire Department arrived, they found two 18-year-old males suffering from burns.

Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit investigators said they became suspicious of the blaze while gathering statements from neighbors and the victims. An Etowah County arson dog was brought in to test if an accelerant was used, but they have not yet revealed the results of their search.

Both teens were taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. One of those teens is in critical condition.

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said more information will be released when it’s available.

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