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Questions remain after fatal house fire

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Demolition could start Monday at a house that was the scene of a fatal fire.

The investigation into what caused the fire, however, is still open. Authorities said it's being treated as suspicious.

The fire broke out earlier this month on Pointer Ridge near Tucker. Kathy Patterson and her daughters, Kayla and Madelyn, died. Their husband and father, Brent Patterson, made it out alive.

Investigators say there are inconsistencies in the information he's provided. Fire officials say while that's not an indication of culpability, it does complicate the investigation's progress.

“I couldn’t find one piece of his information that I believed, put it like that. Nothing," said neighbor Goddess Henderson, who said she's had questions and concerns since right after the fire.

“It's an unsettling feeling. We have to see it, we walk through the neighborhood, we see the house, we know the people who live in the home," she said.

Henderson said her son cut the Pattersons' lawn. 

“Now that I know they’re digging deeper and trying to find out what’s going on, it’s much more of a relief," she said. “I just hope they get to the bottom of it to put us at peace.”

Investigators are testing items that were removed from the house and awaiting toxicology reports.

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