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Arson from an unlikely suspect

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 NEWS) - A Grambling family spent today cleaning up its home and salvaging what is left. The home was set on fire Friday afternoon, by an unlikely suspect.

Millie Hill called this house on Slaughter Road in Grambling her home for 24 years. It now needs major repairs after it was set on fire last Friday.

"Shocked and hurt," said Millie Hill.

Those words not only describe how she feels about her house, but also the person police say is charged with arson, 21 year old Tanaja Harris, who is Millie's great granddaughter.

"Me and my daughter, we got in an argument and she got angry, went in her room and I went in mine. She set the house on fire," says Lorenzo Ligon.

Although this house has extensive damage, the owner says she is willing to forgive Ms. Harris for the damage she caused.

"God knows, he sees all, he knows all. He knew what was going to happen before it happened," said Millie Walker.

"I forgive her. We love her. We don't want anything bad to happen to her. We know that this is already a tragedy," said Lorenzo Ligon.

The blaze spread and caused a lot of damage and movers were brought in today in order to save what was left which we're told wasn't much.

"The damage was pretty extensive to personal photos and we pretty much lost everything," said Lorenzo Ligon.

Although there is a lot of damage to the house the family says there is some good news, the insurance company is providing temporary housing while the home gets repaired.

Harris is being held on $25,000 bond.

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