MOULTRIE — A Moultrie apartment was heavily damaged by a fire that started under suspicious circumstances Friday night.

The Moultrie Fire Department was called to 417 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Apt. C, at 11:45 p.m. Friday about a fire. When they arrived, firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the apartment, and a Moultrie police officer forcibly entered the apartment before firefighters arrived. The apartment was occupied by Brandi DeBruce, but she was not there when the fire ignited and no one was injured.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, but it caused heavy fire damage to the living room and bedroom and heavy heat and smoke damage throughout the apartment. There was also very light smoke damage to the apartment above where the fire ignited.

Fire officials found the fire ignited in two different locations, the living room and a bedroom, and the cause was under investigation.

The officer on scene saw a rear window open and said it appeared to him someone had entered the apartment before the fire ignited.

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