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On the morning after Thanksgiving, one Twiggs County woman was just thankful to be alive after her home burned down.

13WMAZ's Paula Rotondo visited what's left of the house, and spoke to the owner.

Broken coffee mugs, melted metal, and ash are what's left of Lucille Thomas' home at 200 Noah Thomas Road.

She talked about how she reacted when she found out, "I was like no, cause my baby, which is my dog, was in the house, I don't know whether she got out."

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Thomas was working at Waffle House Thanksgiving night when she got a call.

She says, "She said emergency phone call for you, I took the phone and I was told you need to get home, your house burnt to the ground."

Thomas told us she has no idea what could have caused the fire. She said she left the house like she would any other day.

But now, with a house ruled as a total loss, she says all she has left is what she's wearing.

She says, "I lost my mom in 2010, I'll never get another picture of her, I lost my brother last year in August, never get another picture of him, its just things like that that I can't replace again."

She thanks God that she was not in her house, saying, "Be happy for life cause it could end in a split second cause, instead of it being my house and the materials and stuff there, that could have been my life."

Thomas says she thinks someone might have done this to her home, but she would not explain why.
Twiggs County Chief Deputy Billy Boney says they are still investigating and the cause of the fire is still unknown. But at this point he said they do not suspect foul play.


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